When toddlers play dress-up they step into a whole new world with their imaginations! The Maltese cape is only bestowed when you are a full member of the Order of the Maltese Knights. When you have proved your worth and willingness to join the fellowship, you are presented with a silk Cape as a sign of your enrollment. The cape is also a signal to the rest of the world that the Maltese Knights stand together through thick and thin. 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.