I am a mom that tends to over think purchases such as an art easel and it took me a long to time to settle on this one. So glad I did. I love that it adjusts for toddlers to older children. My twins are two but I can see them using this easel for many years to come. I also really wanted a magnetic board and the one on this easel is really study and nice. The chalkboard side is great too. Love the deep trays (I chose the plastic ones for cleaning convenience) and the shelf in between. This makes the easel sturdy and cannot easily be moved or tipped. Overall a great purchase!