I bought these for my daughter who is a toddler. She already has an innate rhythm in her, and this set has allowed her to start learning in a fun way. The egg shakers are always a great way to keep time, and now she knows how to shake the eggs to the tempo of a song. She also can shake the mini-tamborine in time, and she is learning how to hold the sticks to hit the drum. I would buy this again and again!