Use one hand to manipulate the puppet's mouth and facial expressions while gesturing with the removable wooden rod with the other. Detachable rod is suitable for lefties or righties! It is made from material that's both durable and incredibly soft to the touch. This quality construction and a strong interior structure for the head mean it will hold up to years of creative puppet play. Puppet play inspires countless creative stories and amazing imaginary adventures. It's terrific for self-confidence and also an invaluable booster for motor skills, hand-eye coordination, communication skills, parent-child bonding, and so much more! A removable hand rod attaches to either hand of the puppet, making it simple for both left-handed and right-handed puppeteers to practice and develop their story-telling skills. This versatile classic puppet is appropriate for puppeteers of varying skill levels and helps develop narrative and creative thinking. The King Puppet with Detachable Wooden Rod makes a great gift for kids ages 3 and up. Add the Melissa and Doug Deluxe Puppet Theater to round out the hands-on, screen-free puppet play experience. For more than 30 years, Melissa and Doug has created beautifully designed imagination- and creativity-sparking products that NBC News called “the gold standard in early childhood play.” We design every toy to meet the highest quality standards and to nurture minds and hearts. If your child is not inspired, give us a call and we'll make it right. Our phone number is on every product! Gender: unisex.