This cute little bear just invites a squish and hug with her chunky arms, feet and ears to grab as a take-along friend as kids explore and experience their world. The clever packaging is sturdy enough for a little peek-a-boo house for play. She sits up so easily to participate in eating, reading or watching her friend play. Pretend play is very important, emerging at about 1 year of age as kids imitate adults in their environment, practicing conversations, directions and being mini adults. These pretend play scenarios help build language skills as children repeat phrases and sentences they have heard from mom and dad in familiar situations. Bebe Bear is a perfect companion for learning and loving, always available for a chat!