HAPE guitar by Marbel

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I would say that Great Britain is one of the best countries in the world for making music and writing songs, would you agree?

We have been at the forefront of excellent song writers and musicians for over 50 years, think of what The Beatles and The Rolling Stones – still going just as strong today – started back in the 60’s. Some of my favourites include David Bowie, Oasis, Coldplay and more recently Emeli Sande.

So wouldn’t it be wonderful to encourage our own little ones to play a musical instrument, or learn to sing like a star?

HAPE guitar red

The introduction of music in a child’s playtime has been well documented as being an excellent educational boost reaching out to all other areas too like reading, writing and even mathematics. It is known that music enhances a child’s learning and Marbel are all about wooden toys and education.

As announced earlier this week Marbel and Mari’s World are teaming up to allow you the opportunity of winning one of four toys in the run up to Christmas and today is the first prize a wooden guitar for kids.

Made with quality linden wood and finished in durable, water-based paints the HAPE guitar is available in red and blue. This lovely scaled down guitar has 4 tuneable strings so you can get the sound just right and encourages kids to pick it up and rock!

Suggested for children 3+ the RRP is £24.99

Do you know someone who’d be delighted to receive this as a gift this Christmas? Enter the Rafflecopter below and a winner will be chosen at random and announced next week here, on Mari’s World Facebook page and on Twitter.

I will use the email address you submit to comment below (not visible to the public) to contact the winner, if there is no response I will select another entrant at random.

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122 Comments

  1. mark
    October 21, 2013 / 5:16 PM

    my daughters wants to learn this might be just for her to begin with

  2. October 21, 2013 / 5:17 PM

    i would like my granddaughter who lives with me to play wheels on the bus go round and round she loves it :)

  3. Tracy Nixon
    October 21, 2013 / 5:22 PM

    Edelweiss would be nice!

  4. Harline Parkin
    October 21, 2013 / 5:26 PM

    How lovely

  5. Alana Walker
    October 21, 2013 / 5:27 PM

    Would love to hear my son strumming Bamboleo by The Gypsy Kings, but it might me a bit beyond him at the age of two!x

  6. Sharon mead
    October 21, 2013 / 5:30 PM

    Que sera sera :)

  7. Karen Barrett
    October 21, 2013 / 5:34 PM

    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

  8. Ashleigh Allan
    October 21, 2013 / 5:35 PM

    I would love my daughter doing twinkle twinkle!

  9. Elizabeth Burke
    October 21, 2013 / 5:42 PM

    beautiful dreamer

  10. C Parkin
    October 21, 2013 / 5:43 PM

    Any song would be nice, maybe something by the Smiths!

  11. Anthony W
    October 21, 2013 / 6:29 PM

    I was Born, under a wandering star…

  12. October 21, 2013 / 6:35 PM

    I would like anything my neice plays (she’s nearly 3) I’m sure whatever she comes out with will be awesome!

  13. Gemma Williams
    October 21, 2013 / 6:45 PM

    I love somewhere over the rainbow xx

  14. Allan Smith
    October 21, 2013 / 6:58 PM

    albatross by fleetwood mac

  15. Tracy Hanley
    October 21, 2013 / 7:00 PM

    Happy birthday my granddaughter loves singing it

  16. Shirley
    October 21, 2013 / 7:02 PM

    10 green bottles

  17. October 21, 2013 / 7:03 PM

    the mickey mouse clubhouse theme! my son watches it constantly so its always stuck in my head!

  18. Isobel Gibbons
    October 21, 2013 / 7:06 PM

    Jingle bells

  19. marion king
    October 21, 2013 / 7:23 PM

    streets of london

  20. Maya Russell
    October 21, 2013 / 7:40 PM

    Yesterday by The Beatles

  21. Tammy Tudor
    October 21, 2013 / 7:44 PM

    She’ll be coming round the mountain :)

  22. S CLARK
    October 21, 2013 / 7:49 PM

    5 CURRANT BUNS IN THE BAKERS SHOP

  23. Kat Fensom
    October 21, 2013 / 7:59 PM

    My daughter love Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

  24. Lynsey Buchanan
    October 21, 2013 / 7:59 PM

    Flower of Scotland

  25. MARGARET DOLAN
    October 21, 2013 / 7:59 PM

    This would be wonderful for the nursery at the school where my grandson attends. It is so attractive I am sure the children will all want to have a go.

  26. Tracy Newton
    October 21, 2013 / 8:01 PM

    Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run. A classic

  27. EMMA WALTERS
    October 21, 2013 / 8:04 PM

    TWINKLE TWINKLE :)

  28. Rosie
    October 21, 2013 / 8:23 PM

    my husband says anything by Metallica :/

  29. Rebecca Maddocks
    October 21, 2013 / 8:24 PM

    Twinkle twinkle

  30. Maggi
    October 21, 2013 / 8:24 PM

    JINGLE BELLS :)

  31. Petr
    October 21, 2013 / 8:28 PM

    Scooter: Fire

  32. Becky John
    October 21, 2013 / 8:29 PM

    Twinkle twinkle little star

  33. Caroline H
    October 21, 2013 / 8:43 PM

    American Pie for me!

  34. Tara Newman
    October 21, 2013 / 8:52 PM

    The totoro theme song

  35. Mr Mark Johnston
    October 21, 2013 / 8:55 PM

    Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones

  36. Jo Jones
    October 21, 2013 / 9:03 PM

    I would like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

  37. Stephanie Tsang
    October 21, 2013 / 9:03 PM

    The wheels on the bus

  38. Amy Beckett
    October 21, 2013 / 9:11 PM

    I would like a bit of Creedence Clearwater Revival

  39. Catherine McAlinden
    October 21, 2013 / 9:14 PM

    My four year old makes up her own songs, so I would just be happy to hear something I could join in with. Or some Bon Jovi. :)

  40. Amanda Hart
    October 21, 2013 / 9:22 PM

    Happy birthday :)

  41. ian40766
    October 21, 2013 / 9:40 PM

    Does it come with earplugs?!

  42. October 21, 2013 / 9:58 PM

    Would love my daughter to learn a Hendrix number. S’cuse me while I kiss the sky!! Well, I can dream.

  43. October 21, 2013 / 10:03 PM

    Hear comes the sun – my boys sing it to me ‘hear comes my mum…’ and it brings tears to my eyes, we had it played at our wedding as I walked up to meet Paul last summer, oh I’m welling up again! x

  44. Joanne Baldwin
    October 21, 2013 / 10:20 PM

    Wild Thing,as sung by Jimi Hendrix – would be a lot of fun!

  45. Harley
    October 21, 2013 / 10:28 PM

    Bob Marley – don’t worry be happy

  46. Lynn Doe
    October 21, 2013 / 10:38 PM

    my daughter would be playing anything Bon Jovi…I think she gets it from me :)

  47. martina mckenna
    October 21, 2013 / 10:42 PM

    lying eyes the eagles

  48. Lorraine Tinsley
    October 21, 2013 / 10:42 PM

    Row row row the boat would be my daughter’s favourite :)

  49. Pbsask
    October 21, 2013 / 10:49 PM

    Anything would be impressive

  50. elaine robinson
    October 21, 2013 / 10:53 PM

    Twinkle Twinkle little star

  51. Andrea Smith
    October 21, 2013 / 11:29 PM

    Smells Like Teen Spirit :)

  52. melanie allen
    October 21, 2013 / 11:36 PM

    master stairway to heaven have to start young to learn it to perfection

  53. Kate marsden
    October 22, 2013 / 12:43 AM

    Born to be wild

  54. catherine halloran
    October 22, 2013 / 7:07 AM

    shine by take that

  55. Mark
    October 22, 2013 / 9:08 AM

    What a cool little guitar. My son would love to get his hands on this little twang box.

  56. Herbert Appleby
    October 22, 2013 / 9:19 AM

    Purple Haze

  57. Sarah Jane Jones
    October 22, 2013 / 10:04 AM

    My daughter would love to keep up with her brother playing Wonderwall! Thank you for running the competition. X

  58. Sarah Parkin
    October 22, 2013 / 10:38 AM

    I’d like to listen to Old Macdonald had a farm being played for me, but then as it’s my sons current favourite I don’t have much choice!

  59. October 22, 2013 / 10:38 AM

    twinkle twinkle would be nice

  60. hayley pemberton
    October 22, 2013 / 10:43 AM

    I am sure it would have to be a disney song as these are the only ones my daughter is interested in at the moment!

  61. Ligaya Bolton
    October 22, 2013 / 11:02 AM

    Old Mcdonald had a farm!!

  62. Natasha Male
    October 22, 2013 / 11:41 AM

    hey there delilah

  63. Debbie Davies
    October 22, 2013 / 1:00 PM

    my grandaugter loves twinkle twinkle little star so i would love to try to teach her to play that.

  64. adele knight
    October 22, 2013 / 1:12 PM

    Would love to hear the Titanic

  65. ROCHELLE SAVAGE
    October 22, 2013 / 4:30 PM

    anything as i just love when my little boy sings to me its far too cute.

  66. georgie pope
    October 22, 2013 / 6:15 PM

    yesterday

  67. Alison Johnson
    October 22, 2013 / 6:25 PM

    Waltzing Matilda

  68. cheryl lovell
    October 22, 2013 / 8:18 PM

    Sweet child o mine (Guns n Roses)…or I am being too ambitious for my child?! lol :)

  69. Jo Glasspool
    October 22, 2013 / 8:41 PM

    More than words – Extreme x

  70. June Etherington
    October 22, 2013 / 11:17 PM

    Where Do you Go to My Lovely – Peter Starsted

  71. Phillip Austin
    October 23, 2013 / 6:59 AM

    Cities – Talking Heads

  72. Linda Thorn
    October 23, 2013 / 2:47 PM

    Abba waterloo

  73. Karen R
    October 23, 2013 / 8:16 PM

    I’d like Leaving on a jet plane :)

  74. October 23, 2013 / 8:40 PM

    I’d love to hear my four year old playing this and belting out the spiderman theme tune, followed by my two year old doing the bing bang bong bing bang boo bingley bangley boo Peppa pig song :)
    Emma x (@beachpebble)

  75. Mickie Bull
    October 23, 2013 / 9:14 PM

    California Dreamin’

  76. Hannah Bee Griffin
    October 24, 2013 / 7:54 AM

    I would love to hear I went to The Animal Fair, It’s my little boys fav song at the moment

  77. Rosalind Blight
    October 24, 2013 / 6:37 PM

    I would love for my daughter to learn let it be by the beatles but as she has never touched a guitar I would be more than happy to hear her play any tune

  78. Mark Palmer
    October 24, 2013 / 6:50 PM

    Old MacDonald

  79. October 24, 2013 / 9:27 PM

    James Arthur Impossible my 3 year old loves it

  80. Jennifer
    October 24, 2013 / 9:53 PM

    My daughter loves instruments, she has a keyboard and a drumset and would love to have a guitar to improve further on her one-girl-band act which she loves to play!

  81. katrina walsh
    October 24, 2013 / 10:44 PM

    The sun has got his hat on

  82. jane chadwick
    October 24, 2013 / 10:47 PM

    happy birthday

  83. Dave R
    October 25, 2013 / 2:06 PM

    California sunshine

  84. October 25, 2013 / 2:16 PM

    we love playing Yellow Submarine as a family on beatles rockband on the wii so that would my choice :)

  85. katie skeoch
    October 25, 2013 / 9:14 PM

    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

  86. Hazel Christopher
    October 26, 2013 / 10:52 AM

    You are my sunshine :-)

  87. leanne williams
    October 26, 2013 / 7:19 PM

    california sunshine

  88. sharon wilson
    October 26, 2013 / 9:44 PM

    Somewhere over the rainbow

  89. gemma rice
    October 26, 2013 / 9:56 PM

    Iris – goo goo dolls

  90. Sharon Weaden
    October 27, 2013 / 12:11 AM

    Greensleeves

  91. Lisa Wilkinson
    October 27, 2013 / 10:49 AM

    Anything I Do by Bryan Adams

  92. cathyj
    October 27, 2013 / 12:50 PM

    twinkle twinkle

  93. Trudi Walsh
    October 27, 2013 / 1:48 PM

    Crazy – Patsy Cline

  94. rachael jones
    October 27, 2013 / 3:43 PM

    something xmasy ready for christmas ! …. like jingle bells !

  95. Joanne
    October 27, 2013 / 3:53 PM

    Twinkle Twinkle little star because my daughter loves it

  96. Amy Ripley
    October 27, 2013 / 4:16 PM

    Edelweiss

  97. Sue Robinson
    October 27, 2013 / 5:10 PM

    You are my Sunshine, I sing it to the kids all the time

  98. Kirsty Caffrey
    October 27, 2013 / 8:16 PM

    My five year old has asked for a guitar for Christmas – he loves singing Olly Murs or One Direction songs so would love to hear him sing ‘Thats Whats Makes You Beautiful’ by One Direction x

  99. Lani Nash
    October 27, 2013 / 9:12 PM

    Bad Bad Leroy Brown

  100. Jane Middleton
    October 27, 2013 / 9:53 PM

    Twinkle twinkle little star

  101. Joanna Sawka
    October 27, 2013 / 10:10 PM

    Hero by Enrique Iglesias

  102. Hollie Adlam
    October 27, 2013 / 10:30 PM

    Twinkle Twinkle, that would be adorable! x

  103. vandervaulk
    October 27, 2013 / 10:34 PM

    love me tender

  104. Sarah Parker
    October 27, 2013 / 10:44 PM

    twinkle twinkle

  105. Dessallara
    October 27, 2013 / 10:50 PM

    Bob Marley – Don’t worry be happy!! :}

  106. Irene Johnston
    October 28, 2013 / 1:09 AM

    I would love to teach my daughter to play the Rainbow song

  107. Mark Johnson
    October 28, 2013 / 9:03 AM

    wheels on the bus

  108. Emma Collins
    October 28, 2013 / 10:43 AM

    Id love to have jason donovan sealed with a kiss.

  109. October 28, 2013 / 12:36 PM

    Little brown jug! (Mostly as I remember learning that!)

  110. angela sandhu
    October 28, 2013 / 1:41 PM

    anything by Bob Marley

  111. Cheryl
    October 28, 2013 / 2:21 PM

    I cant help falling in love with you ~ Elvis
    (and I would actually want Elvis to be singing it too! )

  112. Emma Lewis
    October 28, 2013 / 8:47 PM

    House of the Rising Sun. It was one of the first I learnt to play.

  113. susan willshee
    October 28, 2013 / 8:49 PM

    When I learned to play guitar when I was 7, my first tune was Puff the Magic Dragon so I’d love to hear Piper play that for me

  114. Helen Thurston
    October 28, 2013 / 9:58 PM

    Somewhere over the rainbow – one of her favourite songs.

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