This sturdy set of 44 jumbo wooden beads also comes with 5 wooden rods and 10 sequence/pattern boards. Beads come in 7 shapes and 6 colors. All are self-contained in a wooden tray with slide on Plexi-glass cover. Holes and slots are built in to hold the rods and pattern boards vertical. Children place the beads on the rods in the sequence presented in the patterns.Younger children can follow the colors; older ones try to match shapes as well. Great item for visual perception, hand skills and upper extremity stability work.