I am an Occupational Therapist workin with kids! I love this toy and so do my grandkids. Others have complained about it being hard to put the bugs in and take them out. Yes, our little ones have to use their hand muscles to remove the bugs and to put them in. You can easily grade this by starting them off with the bugs half in or out. The bugs are a great sensory item all by themselves. They squeak, rattle and make wrinkly sounds. Very colorful and perfect for little hands. This is not a dump and load toy. Kids have to push and pull which is great for hand strength. Our little ones need more toys like this versus toys that you just touch and bells, lights and sounds go off. The container is green see through plastic which the kids love to look through.