WOW! The Elephant is an iconic playground attraction that invites play and inspires stories. The Elephant is a fun destination that toddlers return to again and again to investigate the playful manipulative items and create new stories: the banana, apples, and pears go from the mouth to the stomach. The Mouse and Elephant story is thrilling to little people. Storytelling and imagination are important for language development and thinking skills. The tactile variation, with rubber ear and smooth fabric tail adds to the tactile stimulation. The space under the Elephant's tummy and trunk is great for climbing through, training cross-coordination. The holes facilitate peek-a-boo games, too. Peek-a-boo develops the small child's understanding of object permanence: that people and items still exist even if they are out of sight for a while.