We bought this for our 3 year old son, but found that he is still too young for it. He likes the look of the pieces and loves playing with them, but not in the way intended. This is not surprising as the manufacturer recommends this toy for the ages 4+ and we have not observed the age restrictions. Even though we have to wait for our son to grow up a bit, it is clear that this is a quality product, beautifully made out of wood and fun to play. I would recommend it with the proviso that the child's control over his movement has matured to the point that he can handle relatively small pieces, and that he can handle them delicately.