My daughter received this train as a Christmas gift, and when I first saw it I thought it was an over the top and unnecessary gift. I couldn't have been more wrong! My daughter is 10 months old and she absolutely loves it! She is able to push the engine around and practice walking, she rides on the back car while someone pushes her, and the blocks help her learn letters through words and songs. She has so much fun, and is always excited to play with this toy. I love that she is able to learn while having fun, and I can see her enjoying this toy for many more months. The only drawback is that the engine is narrow, so it can be difficult for the baby to maintain their balance.