Absolutely perfect for keeping in touch with my 5 year old nephew and his 8 year old sister. They live in AZ and I am in PA, so they can communicate directly with me. ...and they are thrilled. I look forward to their cute messages. Since my niece likes to keep it in her room at night, it would be great if there were a "sleep mode" option. With a 3 hour time difference, I have to be careful of when I send a message.