soft, huggable and WEIGHTED. Designed especially for handing to students who are having trouble sitting still or focusing during circle time, desk time, dinnertime, etc. Dot loves to be held but is just as content sitting on a lap to provide the just-right-amount of input needed to calm your wiggler or alert the student with low tone. Dot is also a great listener for emergent readers and provides a great ear for challenged speakers. Weighs 3-1/2 pounds.