Constructive Playthings Flexanimals are a great hands-on manipulatives to help children with sorting, counting, patterning, and sequencing. Little learners will also build fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination while connecting the animals. Adorable animals can be connected together with either the paw or belly. Each vibrant colored animal is soft and flexible, with grooved paws and bellies for a different style of building. The unique design allows them to be connected together easily and securely. Flexanimals fit perfectly in small hands and come in 5 vibrant colors of red, yellow, green, blue and purple. The Flexanimals are a great item to keep children engaged in learning while being entertained and having fun. They come in a set of 36 and are an ideal addition to the classroom, preschools, and the home environment. They can be cleaned with a mild soap and water mixture with a soft, damp cloth. Flexanimals are recommended for children ages 3 yrs. +.