My three year old daughter just got these beads for her birthday. Not only does she love them, but I do too. The beads come in a variety of shapes and colors. Also included are attachments that allow you to make bracelets and rings. The possibilities of combinations and styles seem endless. Not only can you make jewelry with these beads but you can also use them to help your child learn how to categorize - simply use a muffin tin and have your child sort by color, shape or size. My daughter really enjoys doing this. I like that these beads encourage creativity and like I said I enjoy making things along side my daughter which is a bonus because I do not enjoy all of the toys/activities that she does. With 500 pieces there are plenty of beads for mulitple people to make something at the same time. The beads come in a great, durable container that is really nice for storing the beads. I strongly recommend these beads for any little girls, three years or older.