Preschoolers these days are far more interested in watching TV or playing video games rather than going outside and having fun. If you have a preschooler who is more interested in video games, here are some tips on video game shopping for them this season.
Leapster Explorer: This is one of the hottest toys for young kids which is both fun and educational; something every parent would be looking forward to in a toy. Last year, Leapster learning game was quite popular amongst boys and girls which offers a wide range of games and creative arts to do on the video game. Leapster explorer is a more advanced version of the video game which is also hand held and includes many preset games, and videos. Buyers can also download plenty of things from online and also allows kids to play with cartridge based games. The handset is durable and is resistant to accidental falls or breaks. Leapster Explorer also features e books and can be converted into camera and video recorder with additional attachment
Kids can learn Maths and English, reading and writing and other educational topics while using this video game. There are prompts throughout the games which tests the Mathematical or English skills of kids. The stylus and the touch screen features make usage of this video game very easy. Parents can also monitor their kid’s learning progress online in specific games and subjects by connecting the set to the computer and setting up an account and the Explorer automatically updates the progress every time it gets connected to the computer. Parents can keep track on how much time their kid spends on specific games and child’s progress in various learning milestones
Nintendo DSi: This video game is the latest handheld gaming system from Nintendo. It looks a lot like the old DS. It opens up to have two screens, with the bottom one being touch screen. It has two digital cameras; the one on the inside can take photos and videos of the player to use within the games. The other camera on the outside is used to take pictures of other players. Nintendo DSi comes with photo manipulation software with which kids can try creating various experiments with images like distorting it, adding funny touches or creating kaleidoscope effects.
The video game can also play your favorite music from a SD card. The DSi can connect to the Internet, and even comes with its own browser. Players can access the DSi store online from where they can download new games to the system by redeeming Nintendo Point cards or purchasing the points using a credit card. The games can be saved to the system or to an SD card. There is robust parental control in this device with which parents can control the ratings of the games played on the set, and restricting access to internet.
There are also other video game products for kids that are available on the market. The Wii’s Disney games which include games from the kid’s favorite Disney characters are available in the market this season which sure can impress young kids. Try searching and researching these video games this season and always try to purchase the video games that your child would be sure to enjoy