This is a great toy. It is made of real wood and not themed by a corporation. It is not made to promote a company, but made to entertain young ones and encourage creativity. A whole family can play the instruments together and make all sorts of music together.
I got this for my 2 1/2 year old daughter for Christmas and she absolutely loves it! She is in a music class and so these instruments go well with what she has learned in class. They are easy to use, fun and not too annoying when played a lot, unlike some other kids toys. Definitely age appropriate & helps explore creativity.
The Band in a Box I purchased to use with my pre k kids for homeschooling. Teaching them patterns in music, different sounds of instruments, and how to work together in harmony to make music. It has been super fun and enjoyable.