Toddlers love the motion and sound of pounding the wooden balls throught the snug-fitting holes, then the fun begins all over again as the balls reappear below the play surface, Flip it over and adjust the cords and it becomes a xylophone. Two toys in one, Circular cutouts have tough vinyl rings inside holes to hold balls in place. Hours of problem solving fun, Improves gross-motor skills. Sturdy wooden construction with rounded corners and smooth edges, safe non-toxic paints with a clear finish. Raised base accommodates floor or tabletop play. Ages 1+.