This chair was given to us as a hand me down. Both of my children have loved playing with this chair from the time they could crawl to about 3 years old. The little book flips easily for little ones and it plays songs to go along with it, which is very entertaining. The seat also has a sensor pad in it so when the child sits down, it starts playing music. When the lamp is tapped, it also changes the music. It is the perfect size for little ones who are just learning to walk to sit down and stand up easily from it. I'm not sure how much one of these costs new, but our used one as a gift was so welcome. It is still in my house for when little ones come to visit from our friends. As my four year old has shown me, it comes in handy as a small stool although I don't recommend that because it can be a bit unstable. The variety of songs is very nice and catchy. It is very well made and durable. We love it!