I got this for my twins when they were 2 years old. They loved matching the patterns of the ribbons and buckling the different styles of buckles! And now that they're 4, they can unbuckle as well as buckle everything by themselves! There is also a bell inside the kitty which makes it fun to shake, and at 17inches, it's big enough and cuddly enough to snuggle with. It's been great for their motor skills development, pattern recognition and they loved it! It also holds up surprisingly well to the rigors of twin childhood playtime! The price of the large model is $29.99, but it's been worth it!