The storage is wonderful if you have tons of books, coloring books, crayons, etc...Under the table top there is even MORE storage, and unless your child is very strong, mine never tries to lift to table top. We use the table to practice writing, preschool skills, do art stuff, or play with figures. Our daughter even uses the table as a tv tray when have dinner on a special movie night. I am SO glad I bought this instead of a table and chairs. Also, this is great if you have an only child, even though 3 could play on it.