|Make associations to books featuring these animals or talk about experiences with animals. Incorporates perfectly into the Old MacDonald song. Increases vocabulary & word associations. The Early Learner Series of Thumballs encourage development of basic learning skills. Rules such as passing or rolling Thumball kindly, listening to each others answers, correctly identifying the shape, number or animal in front of them can each be socially reinforced “ Great job naming that shape!” etc.”and/or the player is given a token as a tangible reinforcer. Early Learning Thumballs also work well with elderly people that may have diagnoses of stroke, dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease.