The Amiga 500 was out of my reach so I got myself a Sega Master System instead and then a Sega MegaDrive/Genesis which could rival the graphics of Amiga 500.
I recall the Amiga console being all the rage when my kids were growing up.... we HAD to have one. And I got them one, as did my sister for her kids.... and there'd be competitions between households. Ah, they were the good old days.... when my kids behaved better and could be disciplined. Oh well, all things come to an end and none of the above applies anymore[behaviour-wise, etc].
Anyway, before getting vertigo and my hand-eye co-ordination going South, I used to hop on the Amiga and have a go myself. There were even games I could beat the kids on, but alas, no more. Most games go waaay, waaaay too fast for me.... even the slow ones.
As I recall, the Amiga we had could load educational content/programs and the kids could interact with them via the hand control or even a keyboard, which we didn't have at the time. Thing is, it was a great platform for a long time, until the Playstation revolution and X-Boxes.