My boy @williamlacour turns 5 in a few months, and @cleverangel and I are considering getting him a video game system to help hone his fine motor skills. Is 5 too young? Are there any good games for kids this little on, say, the Switch?
@cleverdevil That’s around the age that I got my NES. I literally only had Super Mario Bros, Duck Hunt, and the Track & Field game (with floor mat!) for like a year before my parents bought me more games. Something basic like those games should be good (I don’t know what’s available for the Switch..I’ve been out of the “console” game for a bit).
@Zak I would go with a switch, my oldest 9 started on the Wii (we still have a Wii U just so they can play with Wii). The one issue I take is we have to stress co-play since these are also single use screens. Video game time most be a "together" activity...except when we call STFU protocol then we will buy pixelated silence.
@cleverdevil Nintendo is wicked good at building in assist modes in to their big-name games, like Mario, Mario Kart, Donkey Kong -- these modes make the games 100% playable and enjoyable for little kids. The assist mode in Mario Kart is awesome because you can turn it on and off per-player in a multiplayer match.
@cleverdevil I'd definitely recommend the Switch above a PS4 / Xbox. Nintendo's first party games ahve a lot of features that make them suitable for younger children (in both form and function). Their first party games are, generally, very wholesome yet enjoyable as well.
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