This is just perfect for the children to have hands on learning about baby Jesus birth. I thought that the little tag booklet of the story of the Nativity was perfect. And the little guides (sheets of paper) included the guidelines and age appropriate questions for the child to answer in discussion...I sent this to my nieces and daughters and kept one for myself so that the children could have hands on experience.
Great set! Not too 'babyish' looking. Not too ornate or ugly like a lot of expensive nativity sets. I wanted something my kids can PLAY with, act out the story, and love all December long. My four year old and one year old love it. I also got a set for my sister's kids. The only drawback is that the palm tree broke in two pieces. I will try to super glue the palm part back to the trunk.
This set is awesome! perfect for my 3 yr old and 10 mo old (who mainly just chews the pieces :) i love that it comes with so many pieces--2 angels and 2 sheep, a donkey and even a palm tree, in addition to the regular characters. This is a perfect tool for teaching the true Christmas story.
I was pleasantly surprised of the great quality of this Nativity set. The set has all the characters and I like that baby Jesus can be taken out of the manger. I bought a set for both of my children's familys and a set for my home. It is perfect for what I was looking for! My grandsons are ages 1 1/2, 4 & 5 ... they think it is great! Finally, a Nativity set that the children can actually play with!