When toddlers play dress-up they step into a whole new world with their imaginations! The Viking shield is with Harald no matter where he travels. The shield is normally on the railing of the Viking ship, Ragna, so that the crew are protected against enemy attacks. When Harald’s crew go ashore they take the shield with them so that they can always defend themselves. The motif on the shield shows Harald in battle against Ragna’s mystical figurehead, the Midgard Serpent, which is rumored to live in the ocean. All Liontouch pretend-play items are made from multiple layers of foam, with a single bendable foam layer at the rounded end of the pretend sword, ensuring play remains safe! Recommended for ages 3 years+. Pretend-play builds social and emotional roles in life. And, exercising the imagination develops self-confidence, leading to better problem solving in the future.