I bought this for our 8 year old. We have been fans of the computer JumpStart games for years with our 3 older children. He loves playing, and I love that he is learning at the same time. You can set the levels and advance as the child learns new things, so the game should last for several years. He hasn't figured out everything yet, but that is part of the challenge. It could be frustrating for younger children. The instructions do tell how to play each game. I would recommend it for those that like their kids to have fun while learning. It is not all learning, but a balance, and you can guide them to the activities they need to work on improving. You can set it on practice if you want more learning than fun. I look forward to more games for Wii from JumpStart.