Children are the future. Music contributes to a child's total development and allows for children to creatively express themselves. -This Bontempi Showtime Stage or Table Microphone is much more fun to sing with than a hairbrush in the mirror. This funky Karaoke Microphone has 10 demo songs, 2 Sound effects buttons playing drums or applause and a volume control. It has an adjustable microphone stand that will extend to about 3 feet. The base includes light effects, which Flash with the beat of the music. Use it on your table top for pretend interviews or radio shows and then on the stand for stage performances. You may also use the microphone independent of the demo songs. Hours of fun.-It requires 4 AA batteries, not included. Approximate length of the microphone is 8" and is suitable for ages 3 and up. Bontempi believes that all children must be able to bring the magical world of music, play and learning to their lives with the highest quality products.