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Kids can tap out the tunes on this colorful 5-key xylophone. Ting-tong, bing-bong — striking each key helps develop a natural sense of harmony and rhythm. Plus, the child-friendly wooden mallet supports eye-hand coordination, concentration and fine motor skill development. Made from rubber wood and painted with natural colors.

 
Why You’ll Love It: Those colorful wooden keys chime at an ear-friendly low volume. 
 
Age: 1 year and up
 
Features
  • Solid wooden mallet
  • Xylophone with 5 musical bars
  • Natural, organic recycled rubber wood
  • Water-based dyes
  • Made in Thailand

ABOUT PLANTOYS

Founded in southern Thailand in 1981, PlanToys was the first company in the world to manufacture wooden toys from rubberwood.

We are always looking for new ways to improve and preserve our environment. PlanToys takes a step to go beyond Green by taking the concept of "Sustainability" into practice with the belief that everyone can contribute to a better world by playing sustainably.

PlanToys uses a variety of materials, including; organic rubberwood, e-zero glue, water-based dyes, recycled and recyclable materials, soy and water-based ink and our proprietary PlanWood.

PlanWood is a high density fiber composite wood made from reclaimed wood particles left from the manufacturing process of toys in the factory. This material allows toys to be made safe, stronger and more durable. PlanToys is again the first wooden toys company in the world's been using this method to make toys since 2010.

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Popularity: #13 in Boutique Toys, #12 in Top 100 Toys, #15 in Toys & Books, #4 in Early Learning
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PlanToys Oval Xylophone

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PlanToysPlanPreschool Oval Xylophone
 
3.1

(based on 11 reviews)

33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Engaging (3)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (5)

Best Uses

  • Entertainment (3)
  • Young children (3)
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2.0

It is just OK

By Momonoki

from FL

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about PlanPreschool Oval Xylophone:

      I was hoping for better sound quality...It sounds like wood... that is all. It is just OK to be used as a toy not a musical instrument.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      Meh

      By Stay-at-home dad.

      from New York, NY

      About Me First Time Parent, Stay At Home Parent

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Well Made

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

      • All Ages
      • Creative Development
      • Entertainment
      • Young Children

      Comments about PlanPreschool Oval Xylophone:

      As with other Plan Toys products, this is very solid and well-made. However, this xylophone has only halfway-decent sound quality - the notes are clunky and dull-sounding. The Plan Toys Solid Drum, on the other hand, produces beautiful, clear tones. It only makes three different notes, but in retrospect, I'd rather have three clear notes than five clunky ones. The benefit of the xylophone is that the notes are laid out in a line and color-coded - the common scheme in teaching musical development to young children... but if I wanted that, I'd rather go with the standard Hohner Glockenspiel. The Hohners are plastic and metal, so they lack the charm of the Plan Toys wood, but they cover at least one full octave, and the notes are clear and strong. The glockenspiel tone bars come off easily, and the rubber nubs they attach to can break off with abuse, so for a young child (under 3) I'd go only with the Solid Drum (and periodically check the head of the mallet to make sure it's on securely). All this said, the xylophone is still a decent toy, which our now-3-year-old son has gone back to intermittently over the years.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      We like it.

      By Mrs. Jessica

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me First Time Parent

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Clean
      • Entertaining
      • Lots of Fun

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about PlanPreschool Oval Xylophone:

          We bought this and the Plan drum. Our 9 month old daughter loves making music with this way better than the drum. It's good quality and best of all it's made of wood so there's no BPA or other chemicals to worry about.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Not the best music maker

          By kapacoaker

          from snellville,ga

          About Me First Time Parent

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          Pros

          • Great Mallet

          Cons

          • All woooden

          Best Uses

          • Toddlers

          Comments about PlanPreschool Oval Xylophone:

          It's a cute toy, but being out of wood, really doesn't make the noises we were hoping for.

          Service and delivery comments:

          As always...delivery was on time and customer service was fabulous about returning!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not a musical instrument

          By Mom

          from NYC

          About Me Parent of Two or More Children

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about PlanPreschool Oval Xylophone:

                This is a pretty wood toy that you can't do anything with. Not musical at all. If you want a xylophone, do not buy this.

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                2.0

                Not Very Musical - Get the Drum Instead

                By Busy Mom

                from Cambridge, MA

                About Me First Time Parent

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Engaging

                Cons

                • Poor Sound Quality

                Best Uses

                • Young Children

                Comments about PlanPreschool Oval Xylophone:

                This is okay but it's a bad musical instrument. The notes aren't in order and the tone is not pleasing. It's easy to use, durable, and looks attractive so it's not bad. I have the Plan Drum too and it is MUCH better. The drum comes with a rubber mallet and plays four different notes with wonderful tones. The drum is so wonderful I decided to get the xylophone too but it's not even close to the same quality.

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                3.0

                It's okay

                By Helen

                from Chicago

                About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Working Parent

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Engaging

                Cons

                • Poor Sound Quality

                Best Uses

                • Entertainment
                • Older Children

                Comments about PlanPreschool Oval Xylophone:

                The sound quality is not that great, but the nice thing is that it isn't powerfully loud. It's entertaining for my 9th month old...she loves it, but I feel the stick is a little dangerous. She loves to put everything in her mouth of course and I'm afraid she's going to fall forward with the stick in her mouth while sitting up. Another danger is the possiblity of poking herself in the eye while she's waving the stick around so enthusiastically. She does love it, but I would never leave her playing with this without a watchful eye. This definitely for an older child.

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                great idea, not so great musical quality

                By Mom of Mish

                from Santa Rosa, CA

                About Me First Time Parent, piano player, Stay At Home Parent

                See all my reviews

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                Pros

                • "green" paint
                • Durable
                • Green company

                Cons

                • Poor Sound Quality
                • Unnatural progression

                Best Uses

                • Distraction

                Comments about PlanPreschool Oval Xylophone:

                Love the idea of this green company and the use of non-toxic finishes as well as renewable rubber wood. Unfortunately, the musical tones are not logical, so it doesn't sound very nice to me. Seems sturdy and otherwise nice.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I'm a fan

                By nursing mom

                from Bishop, CA

                About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Working Parent

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                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Engaging
                • Good Sound Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Ages
                  • Entertainment
                  • Young Children

                  Comments about PlanPreschool Oval Xylophone:

                  I love that it is made almost 100% from wood. I love that the wood chimes make soft but clear sounds. And I love that the stick to hit the chimes with isn't a choking hazard. A friend stepped on it, and it didn't break. I think we will have this for a long time.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Not too loud.

                  By Lily

                  from Bellevue, WA

                  About Me First Time Parent

                  Pros

                  • Entertaining
                  • Lots of Fun
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Toddlers

                    Comments about PlanPreschool Oval Xylophone:

                    My 21 month old son loves this wooden xylophone. It's not too loud to annoy us or our neighbors.

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                    5.0

                    Good Entertaintment

                    By Super Mom

                    from Parker, CO

                    Comments about PlanPreschool Oval Xylophone:

                    Simple as can be, It keeps your baby entertained, for a good 30 minuts.

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