I have a keyboard that my father gave me few years ago and I seldom use it. Besides, I can only play few notes. It has a built in music collection so; that's basically what it is for me. When my brother asked me about it, I did not hesitate to give it away for my nephew. At least he learns to play with it. As far as I remember, when he was in First Grade, he had a piano recital. He successfully played a children's song and I guess, that keyboard that I gave him has helped him a lot in his practice time.
He is now in 6th grade and I plan to give him an affordable 88 key keyboard as a gift. I do not know if he wanted to have a new one but, the last time we chatted on the Internet, he wanted an MP3. I bought a good brand that can connect to Wi-Fi so; he can download music via the Internet.