Toy ukuleles are a great way to introduce kids to musical instruments. Being so small, toy ukuleles suit children perfectly and they relate to them immediately. Children are always happy to bash away on the strings of a ukulele and sing along. If there is a guitar player in the family, kids love to play along with their own 'little guitar'.
Getting them used to holding and playing a toy ukulele will make it much more natural to pick up another instrument such as the guitar or the violin as they get a little older.