Drumming helps to begin developing a child's natural musical sense, and this little tom-tom is an excellent place to start. Measuring 15 cm (about 6") in diameter, it is made of environmentally friendly rubberwood and features a string loop handle for carrying. The tom-tom also comes with a wooden mallet which stores neatly into a small hole in the side of the drum when not in use. With drum heads on both sides, the tom-tom produces a bright, resonant sound which can be easily dampened with your hand or by simply placing it on a table, the floor, or in you lap. Tap the side of the drum with either the head or the end of mallet for an even wider variety of rhythmic sounds to explore.