The Remo Kid's Percussion Rain Forest Floor Tom can be played with hands, mallets, or sticks. Compared to the Gathering Drum, the Remo Floor Tom is smaller in size and higher in pitch. However, the Floor Tom's more compact size makes it just right for individual drummers and imaginative team players. The Floor Tom can be used in combination with any of the other Remo Kid's Percussion instruments to create a kids' drum circle. Drum circles are a wonderful way for a group of children to experience the importance of teamwork and discipline while building listening skills that will continue to benefit them throughout their lives.