While encouraging creativity the artist within will beam with pride while customizing this lion with different color laces. Your child through the art of play will work on fine motor skills, color recognition, and hand/eye coordination. Hape's toys stimulate children through every stage of development and help nurture and develop their natural abilities. All Hape products sold in North America meet or exceed all applicable quality and safety standards by using natural materials and water-based paints making every Hape toy an investment kids will love and parents can trust. Hape believes that the future begins---and belongs---to our children.