Exploring simple melodies is easy and fun with this sturdy and attractive glockenspiel. Eight coloured metal tone bars are mounted on a bent rubberwood stand, producing a bright, pure sound when struck with the two included wood mallets. Each tone bar is stamped with the note names in a C major scale to help introduce the musical alphabet. The glock measures 30 cm (about 12") wide. Musical instruments are excellent for the development of physical coordination, motor skills, sensory processing and a sense of rhythm.