The Stinger with its whimsical, rodeo look attracts toddlers to play for a shorter or longer ride. Aside from its appealing shapes, the Stinger offers a tactile variation with its rubber hand holds and smooth body. Tactile richness is the main motivator, especially in younger children. It supports their understanding of material characteristics such as weight, smoothness, temperature and flexibility. The slightly sloped seat provides a seating destination that ensures hours of fun. The soothing, rocking movement of the Stinger trains the sense of balance and spatial awareness. These are both crucial for body confidence, e.g. fall prevention. A well-developed sense of balance is fundamental for the ability to sit still and concentrate. The Stinger offers children more than a mere fun ride.