I purchased 3 of these as Christmas gifts for my grandchildren, The children are 6, 5, 4 & 4 years old. They just love the animals and the people. They can touch baby Jesus and play. I want them to understand that Christmas is not about gifts...it is about the birth of Jesus...and how he is important in our lives.
I bought this for my three year old grandson who was enthralled with my ceramic adult nativity set. He absolutely loved it and especially the fact that he could touch and play and not break it! I wish it had more play pieces (maybe a few more animals) but in the end, this was wonderful gift!!
I have two manger scenes already, but neither of them are exactly touchable for my young children. I saw this set and its incredible price. It was perfect for my four boys under the age of six. They can manipulate the pieces however they choose, retell the story, and evn throw the pieces if they choose....completely sturdy and cute. The camel did not stand up well, however and kept knocking over.
I ordered this for my kids 5 and 9. It is good to have reminders of why we are celebrating Christmas. They have fun playing with it and it won't break. It comes with a lot of pieces. I also got one for my 3 year old nephew and he loved it.