We got this because our son loves Thomas. At first he just pressed buttons. I realized that the toy was meant for older kids, but he liked having a computer like mommy and daddy. One day I realized that he wasn't just pressing buttons, he was pressing the right buttons...I had no idea that he could recognize letters and numbers!!! This is a great learning toy. Some of the games are still too advances, but that just means that it will last us that much longer. This was a great investment.