This set of 32 wooden String-Along Shapes by Hape can be laced together using the string provided. Imagination allows their simple creation to be transformed into a snake, train, tower, etc. This toy promotes dexterity, pattern formation, and fine motor skills. Wood for this toy comes from an FSC-managed forest accented with water-based paint and is made to meet the strictest of safety standards. Hape toys are designed to enhance developmental skills and are intended to last generations.