My First Maxi Hama Beads are a fantastic way to introduce those eager siblings to the world of Hama Beads. You might start off intending just to distract your toddler from destroying your other children’s patterns but you’ll discover a wealth of benefits for them in these chunky easy to grip beads and boards. The fine motor skills developed are crucial for early years learning and the concentration levels they’ll achieve are remarkable. Not only that but these beads can be used for threading sorting and patterning and are an awful lot easier to pick up than the Midi Size if your darling toddler happens to hurl them to the floor! Book 9 is a particularly great design package; including patterns for an elephant,dog,duck,and teddy,all the pages feature full sized pictures of the boards and as all Maxi Bead Boards are transparent they can be placed directly over the pictures for simple copying and maximum delight!