This Froebel Gift consists of 12 soft yarn balls of approximately two inches in diameter: two each in red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. One set of each ball has a string, (approx. 15cm long) with a loop on one end so that they can be dangled, the other set does not. This Gift is introduced while the child is still an infant and is used for children ages 6+ mos. (with adult participation) up to 5 years and beyond. The balls come packed in a ziplock polybag. Friedrich Froebel invented Kindergarten, and recognised that a ball is often a first or favourite toy of infants. It is lightweight and easy to grasp or hold. There are instructions for play included to assist children in learning their colours, counting and other activities. For ages: 6 mos. to 5 yrs old. Made in Vietnam.