Mickey is already a favorite character. This particular Mickey will help your child expand their imagination and creativity. Mickey is a marionette with manipulative arms, legs and head and is complete with tap shoes. The gloves fit both adult and child. The strings provide a safe and simple way to control Mickey's movements. The tapping sounds respond to any hard surface, platform or stage. (See another product we've reviewed, Little Partners, for an instant puppet theater). Your child will gain self -confidence and the ability to feel comfortable performing and expressing words through playing with the Mickey and Minnie marionettes.