A manipulation challenge. Unique textures, shapes and materials for baby to explore and differentiate. Light up ball engages the concept of cause-and-effect. By 6 months of age, babies who have explored an object with their hands alone also can recognize it by sight alone. The Illumination Station develops baby’s thinking skills because of its visual and tactile appeal to keep baby interested in and focused on the toy. With a simple bat of the hand, baby can cause the "ferris wheel" to spin.