Our son is almost 3 and got a LeapPad for Christmas. I know it sounds ridiculous, but he's smarter than any toddler I've met and I've worked in a couple daycares so we thought this might stimulate him more instead of boring him. At first he didn't know what to do, but with no more than 30 minutes he knew how to run it alone. He loves to do puzzles on there and actual puzzles. This makes Mama proud cause she loves puzzles too!!!!!