Summer...longs days need busy hands! I have 7 kids at my house 5 days a week. They pull out the Surprise Ride and I know they will be happy and learning...and I'll get a break! I've been able to stretch the materials in the boxes so all the kids get to play, read, create;). That is lovely...I don't have to plan everything, the projects are well thought out, the kids can be self lead through most, and they are truly learning in a real context...we LOVE Surprise Ride!