My 5 year old son was excited to get it. We followed the instructions to help him learn to hop on it (stand behind child, your hands on his hands, both on the handles, wrap arms gently around child and help him hop). We then watched some youtube videos of children using the same pogo and after a few days, he was hoping on it 3-5 hops at a time. Overall, we like it. I gave it 4/5 because the price was a little high. Perhaps if it were less by $5-$7, that would have been great.