As a parent, former educator and current child care provider, I am thoroughly impressed with the play set. I was not sure what to expect when I ordered the item. I tend to like to feel and hold things before I purchase, especially for young children. There is no question at all with the children what fruit or vegetable they are holding and playing with. The workmanship of the wooden produce, along with the knife and cutting board is superb. The coloring has not chipped or faded with continuous play, including being gnawed on by an 18 month old child. The velcro has held up so well with the constant pulling apart. But yet when the children use the knife to “cut” the produce in a half, the pieces easily separate. The children, both boys and girls, have absolutely loved this set. I highly recommend this set for anyone looking for a fun, educational, play food set!