Musical Youth

Both me and my other half are musical, and have had a lot of fun in life from playing in bands, and generally making a right old racket. We would love Syd to grow up to love music as much as we do, and so we like to encourage him to make a noise himself whenever possible!

Cost Cutters Education Supplies contacted me a couple of weeks ago to see if we would like to review something from their musical toy range. I gladly agreed, and was delighted when the EverEarth flip-over triangle musical set arrived.
As you can see from the blurry fingers in shot, Syd couldn’t wait to get into the box!
The toy is two sided, hence the flip over part of its name! Side one features a xylophone with three ringing notes, and cheerful colours, and two turning dials- one which clicks and one which make a rustling percussive sound.
Flipping over to the other side sees a drum skin, a washboard and a castanet.
Syd has had a lot of fun bashing and clanking away with this toy. It definitely encourages noisy play, and experimenting with sound, and that is the first step towards rock and roll! At £16.95 it is a reasonable price for a solid toy, and should see him through a few years of creative play. One last piece of good news is that it has great green credentials!
This gets a noisy thumbs up from the Cisco household,

Love Miss Cisco XXX

Disclosure: We were sent a free toy for the purposes of this review, but all opinions are our own.


  1. Galina Varese
    May 24, 2013 / 9:40 am

    I am a bit reluctant about getting the musical instruments for my little man. Thankfully the recorder has got broken (I absolutely hated the shrill noise) and the xylophone’s hammer has disappeared mysteriously. LOl

    • Sonya Cisco
      May 24, 2013 / 10:10 am

      no escape from noise in this house, tho I could have done without Max playing his recorder at 7 this morning!

  2. Emily Foran
    May 28, 2013 / 10:08 am

    Fabulous looking toy, can’t escape noise here either – just have to embrace it and try to play ours louder ;)) xx

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