Two layer, 36-piece meticulously cut wooden puzzle, African Animals invites exploration of color and shapes and ignites curiosity about the animals of African. Puzzles develop eye-hand coordination, fine and gross motor skills, memory, spatial awareness, problem solving, patience, and persistence. With only one way to complete the puzzle, the child has to sort out and make sense of the pieces, then work out how the parts go together to create the whole, one layer at a time, a sometimes frustrating experience that benefits from parental encouragement. Puzzle measures 7 7/8″L x 9 7/8″W. Colors are non-toxic, eco-friendly, water based paints.