I'm not a parent, thank god! BUT I'm all about provided kids with toys and to learn something from it. Again, not a parent or whatnot but I didn't know what to anticipate. It's the tinkering we are achieving from this. It allows for exploration and conceptualizes the process of assembling and seeing how it all works. That's fun! I used to just break things down and build it back up but this is a great start.