Five brightly colored hollow wooden blocks are mounted on a stable stand for easy and fun rhythmic play. When struck with the mallet, each block produces a sound with pitches higher or lower depending upon the length of the block - the shorter the block, the higher the pitch. At Green Tones we believe that every child is born with innate musicality and through nurturing music will grow in your child. Studies show that music is beneficial for critical cognitive development in children. As one of the oldest professional musical instrument companies, we believe every day is a good day for music play. At Green Tones we are passionate about providing a musical foundation that incorporates the highest quality sustainable woods that are beautiful and safe for your child. From sustainable products to giving 1% of our profits to groups caring for the environment, we are committed to doing the right thing for you, your child and our planet. Green Tones is owned by Hohner, Inc., the professional musical instrument company established in 1857. As part of a company with a tradition of musical excellence, Green Tones maintains the Hohner heritage of encouraging active music making through the use of engaging, child-centered instruments.