Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog is the original and best-selling toy of Learning Resources’ Fine Motor Friends line. Spike helps kids build up important hand muscles and fine motor skills as they replace the chunky, peg-shaped ‘quills’ within the holes that dot the smiling hedgehog’s back. Spike’s colorful quills also helps children acquire basic skills such as counting, sorting, and color identification. They can arrange the quills by warm or cool colors, work on sequences and patterns by alternating colors, or count up the quills with the help of numbers printed on the hedgehog’s back.