I bought this almost a year ago for my now-18-month-old daughter, and even after a year, she still loves it and plays with it. Most of the pieces have vanished, and she never really took much interest in them, anyway. But the little talking basket is still one of her favorite toys. Right now she uses it to store her little mini board books, and she loves opening and closing the basket lid and listening to it talk. I'm pretty convinced that it was primarily this basket that taught her the difference between "open" and "close." She still gets "up" and "down" mixed up occasionally, but she's figuring it out. This thing is insanely durable, too. It's lived through being chewed on, kicked, tossed, dropped, etc. and still runs like a champ. Definitely a worthwhile buy!