This is perfect for kids learning to climb. Our 2 year old has just started becoming more independent on the wall and these animal holds have been a hugely beneficial learning tool. They keep her engaged and focused and the Owl is a perfect two hand jug for her little hands. The animal holds (and vibrant colors) also make it very easy for us to provide beta that she can understand. She loves to say "hoot!" or make the ASL sign for "bird" when she gets to this owl.