EDUCATIONAL PLAY: Each wooden piece varies in size and shade encouraging children to observe and note the differences. Focus on adding segments to the cactus without letting it fall over! Or play a game with a companion - alternating placing pieces on the cactus and seeing who can add the most without letting the structure fall. SUSTAINABLY-MADE: Handmade from sustainable rubberwood and stained with non-toxic water-based pigments each piece of the Balancing Cactus is free from sharp edges and harmful substances. SUPPORTS DEVELOPMENT: Help children understand the relationship between cause and effect while also enhancing their problem solving skills. Develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills with intentional play and also support language and social skills by playing with them. INCLUDES: The Balancing Cactus consists of "branches" of different size and color with a structured base.