It sits on the sidelines much like that of any other toy and gets some spurts of use, again, much like that of any other toy. He likes to listen to his favorite songs we've put on there but to find a specific song, sliding your finger to scroll is frustrating for all of us. The list won't scroll and if you press harder, the wrong song is selected. That being said, it's also a little tough to "turn the pages" of the ebooks at times. Many of the games don't hold his attention for long (3yr old) - he prefers the games on the computer or phones. We've bought several cartridges as well as downloaded games from the vtech site. His favorite are the interactive ebooks such as the one that was on the cartridge that came with the device. This one is probably the most interactive ebook we've come across thus far for this device. When pictures in the background are pressed, something happens such as popcorn popping, elevator moving, cars honking, etc. In my opinion, for the retail price of the device and cartridges/downloads, you're probably better off buying an actual tablet and paying for ad-free apps.