I know the other reviews say the toy is loud, but that's part of the fun! Plus, it's not annoying. It doesn't have a loud, repetitive song like in some other toys. It just sounds a little like a vacuum cleaner. No big deal. My daughter received this toy a year ago when she was one and she still plays with it and is now two years old, and if you're a parent, you know that doesn't happen with many toys. At first you have to help your child where to put the ball, but it's great for teaching cause and effect... You put the ball over here, and the ball comes out over there. After they get it down, this toy entertains them without you having to do anything, and that is also rare in a toy. We love it. Don't listen to the other reviews. Only suggestion, make sure you keep track of the balls.
Like another reviewer, we bought this for our youngest child last Christmas, but my 2 year-old immediately fell in love with it! Its definitely entertaining, a little noisy but most toys are. Definitely recommend!