Sometimes it can be extremely difficult to find an appropriate video game for young children. However, if you have the right system it may be easier than you think. The Nintendo Wii is a great video game system for kids of all ages. So strap on that Wii-mote with your kids, turn family game night virtual with these games, and be prepared to get moving while you do. The great thing about every one of these games is that they focus on getting kids off the couch. These are very interactive games designed to keep kids active and interested. Don't let the games do all the work, though. Get in there with them and get moving!
01 of 09
Best Fitness Game: Nickelodeon Fit
Get your kids up off the couch with this great little game especially made for preschoolers. It combines all their favorite characters like Dora, the Backyardigans, Kai-Lan, and the Fresh Beat Band. The workouts are low impact and easy for most young children. Characters say the directions so there is no reading involved.
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Best Sports Game: Wii Sports
If you have a Wii, chances are this game came with it. Wii Sports is actually a great game for young kids. It works well as an introduction to pushing the right buttons, combined with coordination practice. They will need a little guidance to learn the correct motions and buttons, but with a little practice, you'll be struggling to keep up with their newfound bowling and tennis skills.
03 of 09
Best Adventure Game: Go Diego Go Great Dinosaur Rescue
This game is perfect for preschoolers. This is more of an adventure game, but it still gets kids up and moving. Children will need to perform certain movements to help Diego complete his missions. Directions are spoken by the characters which is great for young children who cannot read.
04 of 09
Best Creative: UDraw for Wii
Nurture the artist within with this game. Featuring an electronic pad and stylus, UDraw lets kids create any masterpiece they wish. Older kids can learn to use the photo editing software to enhance their masterpieces. One of my favorite things about this game is the ability to save the drawings on a memory card so that they can be printed out from a computer.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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Best for Music: Wii Music
Use Wii Music to make a family jam session night. All you need is the Wii-motes for instruments to make some great music together. And no worries about seriously out of tune and out of sync playing, Wii Music automatically analyzes and adjusts the group's talent. This allows even the not so coordinated to rock with everyone.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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Best for Preschoolers: Ni Hao Kai Lan Super Game Day
This game is full of mini-games especially designed for 3 to 5-year-olds making it one of the better pre-school games. Controls are easy to learn, which helps kids keep from getting frustrated. Participate in Super Game Day by virtual boat-rowing, dancing, bubble-popping, water-balloon-tossing and more.