This was the second set of these we purchased. Everytime we went to the park other kids wanted to join in, so two disks just weren't enough. The disks have held up well, even with baby siblings poking at them. It's harder than you wouuld think to hit the ball with these disks, so expect some frustration, especially early on. The ball-like think you hit keeps getting lost, and we have to buy similar replacement items at the toy store. I didn't mark educational value because I don't think of the toy falling into that category.