"I had already bought my daughter a doll house with accessories but my daughter was having trouble getting the characters to stay in their chairs and beds and she started getting frustrated. The charaters where just sliding off of things. So I found the loving family dining set and its charaters. The charaters fit in their chairs. Easy to play with, with out knocking other pieces over. Not too small items, harder to loose. I have yet to really loose a piece. I love the moderen colors. Durable."