The Rubbabu Animal Shape Sorter has a soft base as well as 9 colorful pieces that are easy for little hands to grasp and manipulate. From 8 to 24 months, when children are too young for puzzles with small pieces, they are still ready to learn animal shapes and colors. Squishy and soft, this toy is safe for all ages. It has a fuzzy tactile surface that feels great to the touch. Simple designs promote imaginative play and encourage kids to grasp, push, and move! Made from natural rubber foam, this toy uses sustainable and eco-friendly materials. Rubbabu toys are classic toys that kids never grow bored of. Soft, safe and fun, these toys are designed for many years of play and learning. The soft tactile material makes them a wonderful developmental aid for children of all ages including children with special needs. The rubber is 100% pure rubber from the Hevea tree. The soft surface is made from very high quality nylon flock from Spain.