I purchased this for my 16 month old, and I think he's already a little too old to enjoy this for very long. I had seen other similar Together Tunes toys (for shapes, etc...) which had more manual activities associated with the cube, like zippers, buttons, snaps, etc... This music cube plays 6 different songs as you change sides , and the words are printed for each song on the side of the cube, but there's not a lot else to do with it (Sure, there's a removable stuffed ant on The Ants Come Marching In, side, but not much else). It would have been a better toy when he was 6-8 months old and learning to stand and push things around versus, a 16 month old.
My son has not stopped playing with this since it arrived at our house. He hasn't actually figured out that sand should go through it, but the wheels and turning motion alone enthrall him, and it's easily portable. One warning though, it's the first toy that he's ever gotten his hand stuck in, by trying to stick his finger up through the bottom of the funnel. Easily remedied, but something to be aware of.
I purchased these with the Kettler Trike for my son's first birthday. To be fair, I think he is a little young to really understand how to use these yet, but the toe clips don't keep his feet in place, so they don't really function as promised yet. Maybe they will be more useful when he is better able to understand pedaling the trike himself.
I loved this jungle tent, and I was hoping it would help my son learn to crawl through tunnels more easily. He loves it, but especially because it's a magnet for every other kid that ever visits our house. He has a blast playing in the tent with all of his friends. Great investment, and easy to put up, but you do have to have enough room to enjoy it because with the tunnel, it takes up a fair amount of room.
I got this for my son's first birthday (in November), and at that point, he was a little too small to enjoy riding it, although he loves sitting in it, and having me push him around. I purchased the footrest accessory later which gives him a place to rest his feet while riding, since he hasn't really gotten the hang of pedaling yet. But it's easy to control while allowing them a sense of freedom. My only caveat is to ensure that you really tighten all the screws/bolts when first putting it together. ON our maiden voyage down the street with it, it became obvious that I had not used a wrench to tighten the seat bolts since the seat was twisting to the right. Easy to fix though.
I love magnetic toys, and this is a fun one for all the variations that it offers on "playing house". The blocks are easy to hold and to clean, and connect in lots of different ways. Easy for little kids to play with, but more fun for a slightly older toddler who understands better how the pieces are intended to correspond.
My son loved this when he was 8 months old, and will still play with it now that he's almost 18 months old. It makes a great variety of sounds and it's nice that it can be broken up into four separate shakers or make into one big shaker (or any combination of the four pieces). Great entertainment for kids who love rattles and music toys.