This is only our 3rd Kinect game, and the girls (5 an 10) enjoy creating bizarre but creative pets. My boy (8) enjoys the active challenges, such as running and breaking pinatas, and plays the game more than the girl. The coolest part is the use of the camera to show the player and our family room during game play, such that the player can see him/herself petting the pet and popping bubbles or breaking pinatas in our very room. Good beginner game. Reading not required.