The variety of colors, shapes, and textures provides opportunity to explore similarities and differences. For intergenerational play, make a game of rolling beads back and forth and sharing the words that describe the attributes of each bead. Stringing develops tactile awareness, eye-hand coordination, fine motor, cognitive, and language skills. Playing a game with the beads builds social skills. Beads are 1 1/2″ diameter x 2″L; cord measures 28″L.