I bought this for my 2yr old God daughter as a birthday present. She LOVES it. Pulls it out everyday to play with and enjoys the different mediums to color with. It was also a great way to help her learn her colors. Will definitely consider as a gift for toddlers in the future.
I excitedly bought this for my two year old son for Christmas. He is very young so upon opening it he did not 'get' it at all, but I wasn't worried- once he saw me drawing on it he was jealous! So precious. The toy is absolutely beautiful, it feels sturdy and durable as well. When opened into a triangle the closure on the side holds paper against the white-board, making it into a real easel.
When we carry it as a 'suitcase' I feel nervous it will pop open because toys tend to do that, but it has not happened and does not feel like it is anywhere near a possibility.
Inside we store a pad of paint-and-marker paper, 5 brushes, 10 little pots of paint, the 10 markers that came along with it, the chalk, eraser and sometimes a pack of 50 crayola markers. It definitely has a lot more space than I expected from the images.
I would definitely buy this again.