I had seen Beados around for a while and noticed the age recommendation was 4+ but was keen to give Tara a go as it seemed to me just like bead transferring, a simple Montessori activity. We found the transferring pen didn't work too easily so Tara used her fingers to transfer some colours into a picture template which is placed underneath the bead board.
It took concentration, matching skills and the use of pincer grip. While the finished product didn't look anything like the picture, the process was the importance and she really enjoyed it. We sprayed the beads with water and put them in the sun to dry which glues them together. I made an angel fish and Tara made a rabbit.