I purchased this little recorder to go with the musical instruments collection for my daughters. This one was great because it is made for little hands. It is the perfect first recorder for any child because it only has finger holes and doesn't require the child to hold their thumb over a hole in the back like a typical recorder. It has a nice sweet little sound to it too and is so colorful. My daughters absolutely love it and play it every day during music time. Before I found this item all they had were the percussion instruments and a violin. This was the perfect addition to our little family band so that we could incorporate our youngest with an instrument she could learn to play all by herself. She is 4 and this fits her little hands perfectly.