This delightful, in-depth exploration of the four seasons puts a wealth of creative play and learning activities at kids' fingertips, with a great many developmental benefits to be reaped along the way. Included are 116 gorgeously-illustrated magnetic pieces, the unique shapes and imagery of which give youngsters a cast of animal characters and assorted objects with which to populate the four scenes displayed on the set's double-sided playboards. Each side of the illustrated boards shows a different outdoor setting representative of one of the four seasons and to which children attach the magnets to complete the scene. This can be done improvisationally or through a game-like approach in which children emulate detailed pictures that display the seasonal settings with the magnets already incorporated. The set's Mini Encyclopedia introduces a variety of fun facts and interactive Q & A lessons into an already multifaceted play process through which kids strengthen important skills such as visual, tactile, creative, critical thinking, communication and motor skills.