My son got a ds for christmas and most of the games he got are just to old for him as he is only five. This game was just right for him and is the only game he plays on at the moment. Whats good about it is that their are loads of smaller activities, and they are really straight forward. If you child is anything like mind and gets bored really easy. Then this is the perfect game for you. I would recommend and i am currently trying to get the 1st one but it is out of stock.