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Take The Early Learning Standards Outdoors
With The Adventurous Child Xylophone

Outdoor xylophone for children

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Cedar Xylophone Dimensions:

2'8" L x 10" W x 2' H

Cedar Xylophone Pricing:

$829.00 (plus shipping)

Maintenance-Free Plastic Xylophone Dimensions:

2'8" L x 14" W x 2' H

Maintenance-Free Plastic Xylophone Pricing:

$959.00 (plus shipping)


The Xylophone has a full scale of eight notes and the bars are tuned to a scale of C, which allows children and adults to play a song and sing along. The bars are a heavy gauge aluminum that will not rust. The Xylophone is an enjoyable piece of outdoor play equipment by itself, or you can combine it with the Chime Panel and Large Drum Set to create a mini orchestra. The Xylophone can be left outdoors in all types of weather.

The Xylophone is available in maintenance-free plastic or in cedar for your natural playground. Color options for plastic are natural and primary. One pair of mallets is included with the purchase.

Please Note:

  • See natural wood product materials.
  • Assembly may be required - easy assembly instructions provided.
  • Concrete in ground - easy install instructions provided.

If you like this product, then you may also like the Large Drum, Chime Panel, and Drum Panel

Discover what the children are learning when they use the Xylophone.

Click on a tab below to read about Early Learning Standards by subject.

Reading: Word Recognition, Fluency, and Vocabulary Development – Vocabulary and Concept Development
  • Use new vocabulary learned from experiences.
Reading: Work Recognition, Fluency, and Vocabulary Development – Phonological Awareness
  • Recite/sing/ play one rhyme or song.
  • Clap (play) out syllables in word songs.
Number Sense: Number Relationships
  • Sing and dance to a number song.
Computation: Counting, Sorting, Classifying, and Comparing Objects
  • Identify and use the concepts of “one more” and “one less.”
Algebra and Functions: Finding Patterns and Relationships
  • Follow along and imitate patterns of sounds and movement.
  • Reproduce pattern of sounds and movement.
Problem Solving: Ability to Reason, Predict, and Problem Solve Through Exploration
  • Make simple cause/effect predictions.
  • See a simple task through to completion.
The Nature of Science and Technology: Scientific Inquiry and process
  • Observe and describe properties of objects.
  • Use the five senses (touching, smelling, seeing , hearing, tasting) to investigate the environment and to gather information.
Scientific Thinking: Computation and Estimation
  • Participate in activities related to sequencing and counting.
Communication: Sharing Observations and Discoveries
  • Identify attributes or characteristics.
Civics and Government: Foundations and Functions of Government and Its Citizens
  • Follow simple directions.
Geography: Environment and Society
  • Help clean up after doing an activity. (Return mallet to holder.)
Individuals, Society, and Culture – Cultural Diversity
  • Use interpersonal skills of sharing and taking turns in interactions with others.
Gross/Fine Motor and Sensory Development: Locomotor and Non-locomotor skills
  • Manipulate objects by throwing, catching large balls with two hands, striking , swinging, and pulling at a basic level.
  • Perform basic rhythmical skills alone and/or with a partner.
Application of Movement Concepts and Principles to the Learning and Development of Motor Skills
  • Identify and use a variety of spatial relationships with objects (e.g., the child will move self and/or object over, under, beside, and through as directed by an adult).
Enjoyment of Motor and Sensory Experiences: Exhibiting Self-Confidence
  • Participate in a variety of gross/fine motor and sensory activities.
  • Attempt novel gross/fine motor and sensory activities.
  • Demonstrate a determination to develop skills through repetitive practice.
Music Appreciation: Children Show Enjoyment of Music Through Facial Expressions, Vocalizations, and Various Movements
  • Smile or laugh when music is played.
  • Verbally express enjoyment.
  • Dance/sway/tap toes/ jump/hop to music alone or with others.
Participation/Exploration/Production: Children Produce Vocal/Instrumental Music and Rhythmic Movements Spontaneously and In Imitation
  • Produce rhythmic patterns to familiar songs.
  • Spontaneously explore sounds produced by striking a variety of materials.
Analysis: Children Begin to Differentiate Variations in Tempo, Dynamics, and Types of Sounds Made by Different Classes of Instruments (Percussion, Wind, and String)
  • Play classroom instruments.
  • Moderate movements to tempo (fast/slow) and dynamics (loud/soft) of music heard.
  • Moderate vocalizations to tempo and dynamics of music.
  • Choose real or improvised instruments to play along with instrument heard.
  • Distinguish among the sounds of several common instruments.

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