Got this for 1.5year old as a starter puzzle. He learnt very quickly where and how to place the pieces in the puzzle. Where each piece comes out, there is exactly the same picture underneath on the puzzle board. Some of the coating of the pieces has come away already (my little one isn't much of a chew-er but just having put some of the pieces in his mouth just on a few occasions has caused this (I think it definitely needs to be more hardwearing considering the age range it is likely to be used for). I got given a wooden peg puzzle from elc which has been used much more and is showing no signs of wear at all.