This is an excellent and stimulating toy which is perfect for babies from six months – just when they are starting to explore the world around them and are ready to investigate. The toy is easy to use for babies lying on their tummies, due to the angled base, and the large keys are easy to press and emit very satisfying sounds that children will love – it plays four songs (which are a good length) plus piano notes and dog barks. As the notes play, so the keys light up and older children can be encouraged to follow these along. The toy is in the shape of an appealing dog, complete with a crinkly ear for an extra sound/feel effect; the keys also have four different textures, encouraging the development of tactile skills. A lovely way to introduce children to music and sounds, developing auditory and sensory skills.