On reviewing the Hape products it is interesting to read their Philosophy which is quoted below. At K and K Creative Toys, we love the Hape products and they have proven very popular with our customers and particularly staff members. We sell them with absolute confidence knowing that children, as well as having fun with them, will be learning skills as well.
"Hape toys are designed first and foremost for children. Each product is developed to enhance a child’s developmental skills. Neither language, nor culture, nor gender impedes the intuitive play patterns. What children see as fun, parents and educators recognize as age-appropriate learning basics; social, sensory, physical, and emotional skills. Using natural materials, water-based paints, and strict quality and safety standards makes every Hape toy an investment kids will love and parents can trust."