Through the ability to match, a child is learning pre-reading skills by identifying how to visually discriminate between images. Matching is also an essential math skill, focusing the child’s thinking on a range of cognitively rich and fun tasks such as sorting and measuring, comparing and contrasting, and counting. Our matching memory games are also an excellent resource for developing important relational concepts such as sharing – great for play with parents and peers alike. The matching animals games are also an excellent resource to promote child’s awareness of nature and of caring for the environment. Each set comes with eight pairs of animals (16 patches total) and a carrying case.