Feeling different textures is extremely fascinating for children. They love exploring objects with their hands. This toy helps them distinctly trace, mimic and associate shapes with sounds of numbers. As children play with the toy, they learn to associate number symbols or shapes to sounds which initiates them into the number system. By tracing over the textured numbers with their fingers, children improve their pre-writing skills to a great extent. As children play with this toy repeatedly, they commit the name-numeral associations to their memory increasing retention and recall.