HaPe toys support children throughout every stage of development, starting at a very young age to help nurture and develop their natural abilities. Whenever Hape develops and designs a new toy, building a child's self esteem and individual development is the first priority. High-quality Educo toys and games encourage children to play, learn, interact and grow. Since 1983, HaPe toys have earned international distinction for durability, quality craftsmanship, educational value and innovative design. We know them firsthand, and itís no wonder - children find HaPe toys inviting and parents know them to be enduring. Drawing on decades of child development expertise, Hape toys are suited to children's needs. Children's social, emotional, intellectual and physical health is a key issue, not only for parents but also for a healthy society. HaPe takes this responsibility very seriously and conducts a wide range of toy safety tests with respect to the materials and function of HaPe toys.