My 2-year old knows how to identify Jupiter and Saturn, Mars and Earth... because of this tool she makes better observations that she sees in the sky - like the afternoon moon or entrails that she calls "comets." Because it is light and interactive, she wants to learn how to use it. It definitely needs a helping hand, but it doesn't take long for her to get what to do. My daughter's neighborhood friend will come over and they will lay on the floor of the room and ask for a "moon show." It's so cool to see kids this young interested and understanding the massiveness of the Earth and our relationship to the moon - in addition to all the other slide images it includes. Great product. Best feature besides the great images and fun manual focus? The auto shut-off! I received this product as part of an incentivized review program.