Although the age recommendation is for older children I think this is very much a toddler toy. My kids, almost three and five enjoyed it but my one year old niece loved it. Ours, unfortunately, came with the keyboard sewn-in incorrectly so it faces the outside of the pen. My almost three year old boy loves playing with the foam blocks. It also only has one pre-recorded song, which as a parent could be crazy making. It definitely is easier to assemble if you have an electric pump.