I would give the VTech Smart Shots Sports Center an 8 out of ten. This toy offers many kinds of stimulation such as lights, sounds, songs, flaps, gears and buttons to engage the child's senses with. Two different kinds of balls (a basketball and a soccer ball) offer a way to learn to pick up, throw, kick and dunk. Similarly, sensors in the basket and the goal count out how many "dunks" or "goals" have been made while the lighted score board shows the corresponding number as well as cute symbols such as smiley faces and stick figures and even encourages learning shapes. Balls are able to be filled with a standard ball inflation needle if they deflate. There are also two bowl like divots behind the front legs for storage of balls when toy is not in use. The toy pops easily into place without instructions, however instructions are included. Also included are screws to securely fasten popped in pieces in place. Highly recommend using screws especially in long term daily use of toy because picking up or moving of toy can cause pieces to come loose if not properly secured with screws. And although I think this is a great toy, it is not without its faults. The first that I noticed is that recommended age is 12-36 mo. While I am sure that a 24-36 month old can in fact play with the toy, it is awfully short for children of this age. I think that in my opinion the toy is more suitable for children around 6-24mo. Also, basketball hoop on this toy folds down a bit, which could lead to child becoming off balance if they try and grab hoop for support. And while base is large, it is still not large enough to prevent tipping over of toy (if basket is pulled on or such). That being said I do love many things about this toy, even the small details such as cute creatures decorating the backboard, and I think this toy is a fun, flashy and physically engaging toy for a child to learn and play with!