The inventors of these terrific utensils that look like real construction machines were inspired by watching their young son at play. Every parent knows that kids--especially toddlers--are fascinated with building machines. Use that fascination to keep them at the table, entertained, and utterly involved with meals. The "front loader" spoon functions equally well as an eating utensil and construction toy. The textured, easy grip handle and detailing allows little hands to hold on tight. We especially like that the manufacturers chose to use a PVC-free, and phtalate-free plastic. It's not only rugged and lightweight; it's free of the potential toxins you may find in other plastic dinnerware.