Last night we had a party, and, of all our outdoor toys, this was the biggest hit with all of the kids, ages 4 to 14 months. It allowed us to have a nice barbecue without worrying about which toddler was eating dirt. They were too busy "mowing" the lawn. This lawnmower has lasted me through two kids. I have never been able to get the bubble thing to actually work, but my kids don't care. My son, age 2, has played with this almost every day this spring, and he follows my husband around when he mows the lawn, mowing right behind him. It's super-cute, and that type of roleplaying is also very educational and developmentally appropriate for him. I love just about any toy that gets my kids outside, and this one is not only fun, but durable as well. I've left it outside in the rain, snow, sleet and sun, and it still looks just like new.