this is a very cute and awesome present to get your kids it encourages them to learn an instrument and therefore broadening their mind and having spongebob on it makes it fun and creative Holy Mackerel! It's a pleasure to play! The Spongebob Squarepants Ukulele has easy-to-play nylon strings. Enjoy some seaworthy strumming, with the traditional sound of the Pacific!Play to learn with Nickelodeon's younger sibling - Nick Jr.!Nick Jr.'s Play to learn philosophy has revolutionized TV for younger children. Our shows encourage thinking, problem solving, mastering cognitive skills, and development of self-esteem - all through play. The care, commitment, and quality that we put into all Nick Jr. programming also goes into our products. So when your kids play along with First Act's Nick Jr. musical instruments, they're playing to learn and learning through play!