This is a great way for my class of 3 year-olds to learn about Noah. The people and animals are sturdy and fun for them to play with. The ark, tho not cheaply made, might break if the children get too wild, especially the ramp, but it is still a good value and wonderful toy.
My only regret is that I didn't order this product sooner. The animals are very interesting pairs, and good quality. My 5-yr old grand daughter played with it for hours. I plan to use it for the 4 yr olds in Sunday School and VBS lesson.
I got the Ark for my nephew as a Christmas present! He loved it! A couple of the animals didn't stand up so well so they kind of got "left behind" but that didn't slow the little man down. He took it in the bath with him that night and it did great! It does take on water, but seems to drain well! The only thing that could have improved it, in his mind, is if it had wheels! :-D
My 3 year old son loves this ark set. It's spent some time in the tub, but it's not designed for water. The ark takes on water, but you can take off the deck and empty it. Just pull gently where the ramp attaches and it will come loose. We have the nativity set and the adult Jesus as well. All of them are cute and good sized for little kids. The figures are great quality, but the ark is kind of a thin brittle plastic. I'm sure it will be fine, but that's why I only gave it four stars. For the price, it's great. The only other complaint came from my son. He can't get all of the animals to fit on the deck. But since we figured out how to take the top off, he can put some inside!