Composer, singer or wake-the-neighbors drummer, your little musical genius can take it up a notch with one of the "music studios" available for kids.
Like the animation tools, some are in the form of software and others are standalone devices. Whichever you choose, the range of options is sure to entice: Depending on model, you'll find keyboard keys that both play and teach, several instruments and styles to choose from, mixing software, built-in songs and beats, recording functions, a microphone -- pretty much everything your little one needs to indulge a love of all things musical.
These types of music toys range from super-simple, designed for infants and toddlers, to pretty high-tech but still suitable for school-age kids. Prices start around $20 or $30.
Finally, for the dedicated doodler ...