My little man, 14 months, loves this toy.
He will play with the snail's shell placing the shaped blocks through the holes. He has also figured out how to put other objects through the back. He will walk around carrying the shell and shaking it for the noises it makes. This is easily grasped by little hands.
The string is perfect. He loves to take the body for walks, most of the time without the shell. The eyes are also super fun to play with.
So glad I bought this interactive toy.