The Playskool Air-tivity Ball Popper indicates that it is for ages 9 months and up. My daughter received this toy when she was about 18 months old and simply loves it. I suspect that if she had received it soon she would not have enjoyed it nearly as much.This ball popper is loads of fun. By simply pressing on a large button the child can turn the toy on. The toy is a bit noisy but not nearly as annoying as many of the talking and singing toys that populate our toy box. This toy is perfectly designed for kids. The motor in the toy creates an airflow that pushes small ball out of the top. Most of the balls fall into the slide and follow the slide into a hole where they are resent out the top. Some of the balls will miss the slide and the child gets to retrieve them and put them into the hole themselves.
The toy is entertaining and keeps the kids busy for hours. The best part is that the ball popper has an on/off switch and can be turned off when quiet is preferred.