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  1. Petite Singing Bowl

    Petite Singing Bowl - A cultural tool for exploring sound - Ages 4+

    This small, authentic brass bowl is perfectly sized for the young child! Running the stick along the bowl makes it vibrate and emit a lovely, calming tone. Each an individual work of art, with pillow and stick. Learn More
    $48.95
    C322
    18 In Stock
  2. Egg Shaker

    Egg Shaker - A Jamtown Rhythm instrument - Ages 3+

    The smooth natural finish and comfortable size (slightly bigger than a hen’s egg) make this wooden instrument very accessible to young children. Imported from Indonesia. Fair trade. 2¾" long. Learn More
    $8.95
    M337
    55 In Stock
  3. Japanese Sand Garden & Replacement Sand

    Japanese Sand Garden & Replacement Sand - Zen meditation sand garden - Ages 3+

    In Japan, Zen Buddhists rake sand in stone gardens as a meditative act. Raking this tabletop version can be just as peaceful for young children. A simple yet powerful calming activity. Includes: wooden tray, sand, rakes, rocks, and a booklet of meditations. Learn More
  4. Comalapa

    Comalapa - Coin Purse from Guatemala - Ages 3+

    Beautifully woven and embroidered, with zipper closure that makes it easy for children to open and close. Generous 6¼" x 5¼". Hold vocabulary cards or items for sorting! Assorted patterns and colors. Sold individually. Learn More
    $2.25
    C656
    100+ In Stock
  5. Carved Wooden Animals from Kenya

    Carved Wooden Animals from Kenya - 12 pieces (6 pairs) of African animal carvings - Ages 3-6

    Children of all ages will intuitively recognize the beauty of these miniature works of art. The set includes two each of six recognizable African animals (12 pieces in all). Use for matching and naming games. Sizes vary from 2" to 3". Learn More
    $12.95
    C677
    30 In Stock
  6. Cinnamon Box

    Cinnamon Box - Handcrafted from cinnamon tree bark - Ages 3+

    Everyone will enjoy the lovely aroma of this box, handcrafted from the bark of a cinnamon tree. The symbol on the lid means “blessings.” Made in Vietnam. 3" base; 3" high. Learn More
    $12.95
    C300
    51 In Stock
  7. Quick Sticks

    Quick Sticks - Set of 2 one-piece starter chopsticks - Ages 3+

    Children enjoy the challenge (and satisfaction!) offered by one-piece “starter” chopsticks! Transferring tiny items with chopsticks helps them develop the pincer grip needed to use a pencil. Sturdy plastic; 8" long. Sold as a set of two. Learn More
    $6.50
    G245
    100+ In Stock
  8. Children's Bamboo Chopsticks

    Children's Bamboo Chopsticks - Authentic child-size traditional chopsticks - Ages 3+

    Millions of young children in Asia use chopsticks &8212; yours can, too! Add a cultural point of interest to transferring lessons (or snack!) with this pair of authentic chopsticks perfectly sized for young children. Blunt-tipped; 6½" long. Learn More
    $1.95
    G268
    100+ In Stock
  9. Japanese Brush Painting

    Japanese Brush Painting - Sumi-E Board - Ages 4½+

    Dip the brush and paint a stroke. Watch it turn black as ink, then disappear. A fascinating, step-by-step art process perfect for a quiet corner. No messy paints or paper to replace! Framed with stand and brush. 13½" x 11½". Learn More
    $31.50
    A352
    51 In Stock
  10. Painted "Croaking" Frog

    Painted "Croaking" Frog - Ages 3+

    Rub the frog’s stick up and down its back to hear it “croak.” This colorful wooden instrument produces a complex sound with a simple movement. Handcrafted in Thailand. 3½". Ages 3+. Learn More
    $9.95
    M262
    84 In Stock
  11. "Hooting Owl" Whistle

    "Hooting Owl" Whistle - Ages 3+

    Blow into the owl — the “hoot” is so realistic you’ll think an owl is nearby! This colorful wooden instrument is a very satisfying musical experience for young children. Handcrafted in Thailand each is a work of art. 3¼". Learn More
    $9.95
    M263
    88 In Stock
  12. Child-Size Chilean Rainstick

    Child-Size Chilean Rainstick - South American folk instrument - Ages 3+

    The variety of sounds makes this a fun rhythm instrument. Traditional design makes the cultural connection. Tilt a little and shake gently — it whispers like light rain. Tilt a lot — it clatters like a downpour. 14" long x 2" dia. Learn More
    No Longer Available
    M448
  13. Kalimba Thumb Piano

    Kalimba Thumb Piano - Cultural instrument made from a coconut - Ages 4+

    An easy-to-play rhythm instrument, beautifully embellished with a hand-painted design on the top; a half of a coconut shell forms the bottom. The lowest sound is in the center with higher tones up the sides (not tuned to a scale). Approximately 6" dia. top x 3¾". Learn More
    $12.95
    M86
    100+ In Stock
  14. Sun Moon Star Drum

    Sun Moon Star Drum - Activity Drum with DVD from Jamtown - Ages 3+

    A clever update of the traditional Peruvian spin drum, with three heads that allow two children to play the same drum together. Real double-sided, lambskin drum heads produce satisfying tones and are 5½", 4", and 3" in dia. Drumsticks are 6½". Learn More
    $39.95
    M333
    8 In Stock
  15. Tinya Drum

    Tinya Drum - From Jamtown Rhythm Instruments

    This double-headed wood frame drum is from South America, yet the basic design is nearly universal. Tune it by tightening the goat skin heads. From Peru. 6½" diameter. Learn More
    $24.95
    M350
    18 In Stock
  16. Spin Drum

    Spin Drum - From Jamtown Rhythm Instruments - Ages 4+

    When children roll the central “drumstick” of this two-sided drum between their palms, the movement of the two attached beaters creates a big sound. Imported from Peru. 4" dia. x 10" long. Learn More
    $11.95
    M331
    22 In Stock