Pounding on things and making noise while they're doing it seems to be a natural part of growing up for kids. Now, with the Melissa & Doug Pound and Roll Tower, the ability to not only pound and learn has taken on a whole new meaning and into another dimension. The pound and roll tower allows children to match balls with colors, then pound those balls where they need to be, then those balls shoot out of the bottom of this unique toy. It's like a standard pounding toy, except in 3D! Youngsters can learn the meaning of colors and use the development of their manual dexterity to accomplish sending balls to the appropriate places. And it's all in good fun to boot! You can also make it even more interactive by asking your child to perform functions like counting the number of balls they enter.