Young learners will gain counting, sorting and shape recognition practice while sharpening their color recognition skills with these colorful beads and laces. Helps children develop early math skills such as pattern, shapes and space, as well as counting and sequencing. Large beads assist with finger dexterity and hand eye coordination. Use the beads as a sensory experience and language development activity, as children attempt to describe the beads they are using. The plastic beads are ideal for indoor or outdoor play and can safely be washed with detergent.