Growing up, I remember enjoying flashlights. We had a few small/cheap flashlights we got for free with another purchase at a local hardware store that runs off of AAA's. They are not too bright, but my 2 1/2 year old daughter loves it. We try to teach her not to shine the light in people's eyes, and since it is not too bright a flashlight...we do not lose our vision with set-backs on this lesson. I expected to need to use rechargeable batteries because of the light being left on. Much to my surprise...she turns it off when not in use. Her flashlight is especially helpful/fun when camping and daddy/mommy need her to use her flashlight to show the way to and from the tent. We don't let her take it to bed....yet.