We received a wonderful gift this week (in honor of Sugar Plum and Button's birthdays) from my best friend and her family. I have often wondered if a water table would be a good thing to have, and I must say that this toy is really great! It occupied my little ones for quite a long time and was perfect for the scorcher that we had today! I foresee this toy being a favorite for all of the children for a long time! Thank you, Courtney!