I have had 2 of my babies use this and they've both taken to it more than most of their other toys and mats. The positioning of the toy arch provides them the ease to see and grab the toys from a very young age, helping with motor skills and hand/eye coordination. It promotes leg movement once the child realizes music will play once they kick. The toys are a good mix of textures and sounds. Now my baby can sit and play the music with the turnable piano piece. If I were to have any complaints, it's only that I wish the mat itself was a little thicker, for more comfort when put on hardwood floors.