Parents and kids loveÂ Melissa & DougÂ for their wholesome\ fun\ and engaging toys. Thoughtfully designed and well-made\ theyÂ help your kids learnÂ while also keeping themÂ happy and busy.Â (We know you could use those extra 20 minutes.) Budding chefs will enjoy slicing into this wood set\ which features a wood knife and seven pieces of sliceable fruit that can be cut into a total of seventeen pieces. Each piece makes a great crunch sound when sliced. With so many pieces\ it's also a fun way to introduce the concepts of parts\ wholes\ and fractions."Recommended for children ages 3 and up.