My two year old daughter received this from my mother for Christmas. She played with it daily until about Valentine's Day, when I was finally able to sneak it in to storage for next year. It helped her learn about the people of the Christmas story. She is able to name Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus, as well as the shepherd, wisemen, angel, and of course the animals. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good-quality nativity scene for your kiddos, or even yourself! :)
Purchased for my very shy grandson. His Sunday School teacher and I sat with him and experienced the "hands -on" Christmas story. He loves it and has relived the story many times at home, educating his Mom, Dad and brother over and over again! My only suggestion is that you add a shepherd to the little people. We have sheep and wise men, but no shepherd. We worked around it by saying the shepherd had gone back to the field to check on the rest of his flock. Loved this set and am looking forward to seeing it anew next Christmas.
We got this for our children for Christmas and we love it just as much as they do. My husband and I would walk by it and push the button just to hear the music. We loved sharing the story of the nativity scene with our children and they enjoyed hearing it and playing with all the pieces.