I love the idea behind this product! We need to teach children the life-long principles of giving back to God (tithing), saving for the future, and spending a little along the way. It is a very sturdy bank and should be a lot of fun for the kids to watch their money grow. Helps them develop good habits of how to handle their money.
We bought four of these for our kids. At first, they were great. After a few months and accumulated funds, the bottom plugs started falling out. The kids had a very hard time pushing them back in themselves, but even a meager amount of change pushed the plugs out. We finally had to abandon them altogether. We were disappointed to have spent so much on banks only to have them be lemons. The bottom plugs should be a twist lock like so many quality kids banks have now.
This is such an awsome giving tool & it's perfect for any little one! It comes without any stickers attached, which gave my 4 year old the opportunity to personalize it himself. Each Sunday morning, he is asked to go in his room & remove a dollar to place in a church envelope. My son is more than eager to do so! The round stoppers at the bottom are very pliable & they do work their way inside the bank sometimes, so caution should be used here.