The shoal of small fish is ideal for free play, but also perfect for teaching situations. Children are able to hide small items in the 'belly' of the shoal fish as part of memory, sorting and naming games in linguistic or cognitive learning. The element of surprise in discovering what the fish has 'eaten' provides excitement and motivation for children and keeps their attention in a teaching situation. The small orange buttons on the shoal fish make it possible to 'catch' them with the fishing rod magnet (Art 2175). Children compete in catching most fish or in first finding a certain item hidden among the fish (memory game). Shoal with 5 small fish.