Teach your child at a young age about sports, touchdown, first down, field goal, count the downs. As your child grows up, the patterns will encourage your child to learn basic shapes, colors, letters, and numbers. The Learning Lovey is accented with coordinating ribbons that are sewn shut, so little fingers do not get intertwined in the ribbon loops. The variety of textured ribbons and fabrics encourage tactile play and help children develop cognitively, socially and emotionally through sensory interaction. Each Learning Lovey comes with a toy link to clip onto strollers, car seats, or baby carriers. Since we care about the health of your children, we make our toy links non-toxic and BPA-free. The top fabric is a durable, micro polyester, paired with a minky plush fleece textured backing.