The Barbie Shop with Me Cash Register has provided countless hours of fun for my children as well as nieces, nephews, and friends. The toy does require 3 AAA batteries which seem to last a long time. This cash register was operated by a 2 year old all the up to a 7 year old with ease. The children enjoyed using the microphone for price check or just hearing their voice over the speakers. They also enjoyed the credit card featured which beeped and the price scanner feature of the toys. I as a parent enjoyed the volume feature which allows you to turn it down once it becomes a little annoying to your ears. I also enjoyed that they were learning about money and purchasing power to be had once they are older. I really liked that the price tags and cards were all looped together which allowed them not to get lost easily. The clean and care of this toy is very nice. You may have to wipe it down with a soft cloth moistened remove residue or sticky stuff left by sticky fingers. My children enjoy this toy and so do I because it keeps them occupied for at least some time.