We purchased this for supervised play with our 10 month old who seems to habe a musical bent. For now, we are mostly play it he instrument for her, but it gets her very engaged, and yesterday she hit the cymbal herself for the first time. I think we will get years of use from it. The unit was fairly involved to assemble, which is why I didn't give it more stars. Another mild annoyance is that one of the 2 drums is a bit 'loose', giving it a less sustained and lively tone than the other one.