I have 6 grnds. I bought this for my 21/2 yr old grandaughter.I took it apart and put it in a big box. She loved it. I had had one with all my other granbabies,who was still playing with them,but over the years pieces were lost.So it was time for a new set! It occupys the kids for hour at a time, giving mama and nana time to visit. An amazing learning tool!