My 3 year old loves this thing. I have loaded it up with alot of apps for kids so we can look at them together but he has gotten to the point where he knows his way around the OS as well as i do. However, I cannot let him use the ipad alone since I need it in fact as my work email links in as well as my contacts etc and my son explores every nook and cranny of the device. I even tried to turn off the wifi once so he would not be sending out strange mail to colleagues but somehow he figured how to turn it back on. My bedroom on Sunday morning was envisioned as me with the ipad, my wife streaming korean dramas on her macbook and my son watching cartoons on TV. Instead, my son is on the ipad playing Ms Spider and occasionally explaining "Ms Spider is sad!", my wife is watching her dramas and I leave to the office to sit in front of the desktop to surf. Now..I cannot abide by this anymore since there are work related items on the device so I have have made it off limits and given him my old ipod touch. He seems to understand that is his now and enjoys it but I hav to slink around when I have the ipad. I feel like I have taken awy his favorite toy and the guilt is killing me. Cannot buy another since I am in HK and this was was especially shipped to me.