The ukulele is an excellent introduction to stringed instruments for children as it is small enough for them to hold and is much more comfortable to play than a steel-stringed guitar or a violin. This is a standard-sized soprano ukulele with four nylon strings tuned to G, C, A and E. The instrument will need tuning when first opened up and from time to time thereafter, which can be done with the help of this page on the manufacturer's website. This is a high quality instrument made of a variety of woods with brass frets laid into the mahogany fingerboard, and nickel-plated tuning machine heads. The uke measures 56 cm (about 22") long and comes with a fabric bag for storage and carrying. This instrument is available in three different stain colours (blue, red, and butterscotch), each of which allow the grain of the wood in the body to show through. Musical instruments are excellent for the development of physical coordination, motor skills, sensory processing and a sense of rhythm.