I bought the whole set (placemat, plate, utensils) as a birthday gift for my niece who was turning 2. She loves eating from it and talking about what she sees on the placemat. It’s a little on the pricey side but for it’s uniqueness I decided to give it a go. Once it arrived I was surprised by how sturdy everything is. So, overall, I would recommend this for a young child who is learning how to use utensils (or making meals last longer by adding enrichment).