As soon as my children saw the personalized box marked "For Kids Eyes Only" from the Superpower Academy they immediately wanted to open it up. And, as soon as the box was opened, they were immediately captivated by the "super secret message" and "top secret flight mission". The compelling packaging and storyline hooked my children, ages nine and ten, from the beginning. They were able to go through the material independently, and complete the easy-to-follow instructions. There is a disclaimer at the beginning of the instructions which states that younger cadets will need help for this project and that older cadets may be able to work indpendently with occasional tips. I found this statement to be accurate. The included instructions required cutting, folding, and simple assembly that may be more difficult for younger children. Reading is also necessary to work independently through all the materials (e.g. reading the top secret flight mission and also reading the Adventure of Freddie Try Again Crash and Learn comic book). My third and fifth grader were not overwhelmed by the reading involved, and, in fact, reluctant readers may even be motivated by the excitement that this product illicits. The instructions for the assembly of the flight glider was primarily pictorial, but included written tips that were helpful.