Why Children LOVE Soft Swords: Pretend play with our Soft Swords brings joy to children by encouraging active play and developing their hand-eye coordination. * Open-ended play with Soft Swords allows children to express their imagination and supports their independence. * Nourishing the body with Soft Swords adds movement into the play of the child, developing their coordination, proprioception, and gross motor skills. Blue Soft Swords measure 17-inches in length and are made from soft but stiff foam. Covered with our royal blue jacquard pattern silk handle with a golden silk 'blade'. Fun for ages 3+ Sarah's Silks inspires imaginative play in children through open-ended toys made from natural materials. Drawing from the philosophies of Waldorf and Montessori education and her own childhood of imaginative play, Sarah has been designing each toy with care for 28 years.