My daughter (3 1/2), got this toy for Christmas and it is AWESOME! We've been using it several months and only had to replace the batteries once. It took her a little while to figure out how to use all of the features, but I'm amazed now at how well she knows how to use it. The diversity of play on this toy is great! My daughter tends to have a short attention span, but this will keep her occupied for an hour or more. She loves being able to interact when it "reads" to her. She likes to be able to click on words and it spells them out for her, I was so suprised to hear her naming at least a dozen letters the other day out of the blue! The only draw back with this toy is the price, and the price of the games.