Our Melody Xylophone is the perfect first instrument to get your little one interested in making music. An 8 note color-coded scale is mounted on a piece of wood that also holds the mallet underneath. To complement the well-constructed instrument, a few basic songs are included. Notes for each song are color-coded to match the instrument to make playing easy for beginners. Plan Toys is an incredible company with a dedication to environmental and social responsibility. This toy was made from natural rubberwood accented with water based dyes and packaged in recycled and recyclable materials printed with soy and water-based ink.