Drumming is a natural way to introduce children to the most basic foundation of music: rhythm. This conga drum measures 17 cm x 39 cm (7" x 15.5") with a shell made of 100% recycled wood fibre covered in a colourful rainforest-themed wrap. The top has a tough, professional-quality head while bottom is open to produce the characteristically resonant conga sound. A wide variety of sounds can be achieved by hitting the head with your fingertips or thumb, in the center of the head or at the edge, or by tapping on the sides of the drum. It has a rubber ring around the bottom to keep it securely in place when sitting on the floor or a table top, and also features an adjustable strap which allows the drum to be worn while standing or walking. Musical instruments are excellent for the development of physical coordination, motor skills, sensory processing and a sense of rhythm.