Six to Twelve
At this point, your children should have refined their hand-eye coordination skills enough to master simple gamepad controls. For the younger kidlets, particularly boys, Skylanders is a great game that allows toy figurines to be placed on a pad that’s connected to your console. Disney’s new title, Infinity, is another great example of this new gaming trend. If your child owns a Nintendo 3DS, games like Pokemon X (or Y) and Animal Crossing: New Leaf are great choices. The point is, there are a host of these types of games available to your child – it’s just a matter of looking at the description and ESRB rating and then determining if it’s right for your child.
Other great games to consider:
• Lumosity - Brain games designed to improve memory, attention and problem solving skills.
• Super Mario 3D World
• Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
• Minecraft - Combines construction and action, and is sure to occupy hours of your child’s time in a beneficial way.