Wii for a 3-year-old?
November 20, 2012 9:04 AM Subscribe
Do 3-year-olds like video games? Tell me about your experiences.
posted by thehandsomecamel to sports, hobbies, & recreation (19 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My wife and I are thinking about getting a Wii/WiiFit as a family present this Christmas. However, I'm not sure I'd want to get it unless it would be something we could do with our 3-year-old son. Neither of us knows much about video games or video game consoles, but the Wii looks like it's slightly more physical and kinesthetic than the consoles I remember from my youth. So it seems like it would be fun for a small child.
But what are your experiences playing Wii (or other console) games with a little kid? Is there a lot of frustration, or do they tend to pick it up right away? And if they do enjoy it, what's the likely attention span?
Perhaps most importantly, are there specific games that your 3-ish kid has enjoyed or that you've had a good time playing together?