These delightful wooden lacing beads, in multiple shapes and colours, are a bold way to learn and practice lacing, counting, sorting and shape and colour recognition. The 16 beads include a variety of nature-inspired shapes including flowers, insects and leaves. A great first beading set, the beads are chunky and easy for little hands to grasp, hold, arrange, rearrange, stack and knock down. The set comes complete with one thick, long lace that is easy for little hands to thread through the holes in the beads. This beautifully crafted lacing beads set stores neatly in a sturdy wooden crate. A great way to encourage early manipulative skills, and shape and colour recognition. Develops hand/eye coordination, fine motor skills and dexterity. Made from high quality, responsibly sourced materials. Conforms to current European safety standards.