A Kinderkram Glockenspiel is the instrument that can’t make ugly sounds. Glockenspiels work on a pentatonic (5 note) scale rather than the regular scale. This lets a player make two notes at the same time without a dissonance. Nothing but aural beauty.
Kinderkram Glockenspiels are genuine musical instruments rather than toys. They’re made from a wooden body with metal tiles.
It’s the metal tiles which differentiate glockenspiels from xylophones – ‘xylos’ is greek for wood. The Kinderkram company is German and specialises in wooden educational toys. They’ve been doing them for generations.
Their products are much used in the Steiner, Waldorf, and Montessori school systems.
Their glockenspiel is made in Europe using non-toxic natural oils & dyes, and renewable wood (maple or ash). Naturally it surpasses all of Germany’s stringent safety regulations for toys – and musical instruments.