With this sea turtle, kids can make stronger connections to their first reading words by seeing them, hearing them, spelling them, rhyming them and seeing a picture to help define them! And like any good teacher, he makes it fun! The 2 toggle fins allow for game play interaction. Just move the turtle's tail to choose any of the 3 modes - Letters and Words, Rhyme Time, or Games - and your preschooler's off to the races! (As fast as this turtle can take them, that is.) In Letters & Words mode, this sea turtle teaches the basic building blocks of literacy - how to recognize letters in a word, how to spell the word and more! "Touch any picture on my shell! CAT! C-A-T spells Cat!" In Rhyme Time mode, the turtle shows that rhyming is not only fun, it helps kids learn about word families and can strengthen decoding skills. "Which word on my shell rhymes with tree? Bee! Yippee!" In Games mode, the turtle encourages kids to get up and move because learning should be fun, too! "Show me how you move! Let's see you do a robot dance!"