Well, I could never think of anything for Jackson's "big" gift, so I decided on this Smart Cycle for the kids to share. The age recommended is 3 - 6 years and Jackson IS 6, but I saw where someone had their 8 yr old playing it. I had finally planned on getting Lauren the Barbie Dream House, but saw way more bad reviews with it falling apart and what not, so I decided against it. It looks really neat and I was going to get a Dinosaur game for Jackson, Barbie game for Lauren, and Spongebob game for them to share. The purpose of this machine is that children can learn, play a game, and move all at the same time. The games are educational and they have to either move the peddles or move the shifty thing to play the game. What do you guys think?