We’re always on the look out for toys that provide fun, creativity, and learning. We enjoy having lots of kinesthetic activities to develop eye-hand coordination. One of the favorite items for the toddler/preschool age was the Melissa and Doug Wooden Lacing Beads. Although we had several kinds of lacing activities, we found that this brand stood up to the wear and tear of daily activity. The varied types and bright colors of the beads also made it hold our child’s attention as simple lacing moved up to patterns with shapes and numbers. The blocks are also sturdy enough for stacking which added to this toy’s versatility. We’ve spent countless hours playing with these fun beads!