A few months back I read in The Telegraph about how studying music benefits little ones, but I shuddered to think of my experiences with classical instrument tuition. Still, I didn't want my 3year old son to miss out on the learning benefits of music, so after some hesitation (see below) I bought the Moosicology package which was also mentioned in the Telegraph.
It was much more advanced than I expected - but in a good way that my son totally responds to and understands.
The songs are really good quality, not annoying like some other kids' CD's we've had (and that I have had to 'lose' somewhere ;) ) so we don't mind having the CD's on again and again in the house and the car. My son loves looking at the pictures too, and is learning fast about crotchets, quavers and other basic music concepts.
The price £47 seemed quite high so that made me hesitate with the decision initially but then again it does have over 60 CD tracks and two books...all of which teach music, so not just fun but for learning. The paper in the books is too thin though, so minus points for the built to last factor there. Otherwise we will be using this for a long time, at least the songs which my son adores.
I wish this pack had existed when I was little, so instead of dreaded violin lessons I would've been able to learn the basics of music in an inspiring way... Moosicology has inspired my son to clap and dance along, and I am hoping that in time he'll be much more enthusiastic about instrument lessons than I ever was.