I bought my 3 year old daughter the leapster explorer and this game for christmas. I wasn't too sure whether it would be above her understanding as the game is for ages 4+ but she's taken to it brilliantly. Especially as she's never used video games before. It's really awakened a desire in her to learn to write, draw pictures and colour. She has 1 other game for the leapster but this is by far her favourite, and I am going to be buying the expansion pack for it. Highly reccommended for all ages!