I bought this for the three year old son of a good friend of mine. She mentioned that they’d been having “eating issues” and my hope was that this could make mealtime more fun. It worked! He is now focused on using the construction equipment (utensils) to shovel the food right into his mouth! This is a fun present for any toddler who is learning to feed him/her self. And the whole thing is dishwasher AND microwave safe, and is free of those nasty chemicals that we are warned about in some plastic products. Everybody wins!