Games for little kids

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  1. putamierda
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    Hi, I have to take care of two little kids so I'd like to keep them busy with my NDS [​IMG]
    That's why I'm gathering all the games I can find for little kids, they are like 3 and 5 years old (more or less) so I guess they can't read yet.
    So far I've found this ones, please let me know if there is some inappropriate or if I've missed any other good games.
    I think the ideal game would be the Smart Kids series, since it's just a bunch of minigames for kids (play music, paint, etc..)
    Here is the list in no particular order, I know there are some of this games too complicated for them, but I'll use them anyway.
    Am I missing any good kid's game? thanks in advance for your help!!
    • Looney Tunes Cartoon Concerto
    • Build A Bear Workshop
    • Carnival Games
    • Club Penguin Elite Penguin Force
    • Crayola Treasure Adventures
    • Crazy Pig
    • Dora the Explorer Dora Saves the Mermaids
    • Dora The Explorer Dora Saves The Snow Princess
    • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Imagination Invaders
    • Freddi Fish - ABC Under the Sea
    • Go Diego Go Great Dinosaur Rescue
    • Go Diego Go Safari Rescue
    • Hello Kitty Big City Dreams
    • Hello Kitty Daily
    • Hello Pocoyo
    • I Did It Mum 2 Girl
    • I Did It Mum Girl
    • Interactive Storybook DS Series 2
    • Interactive Storybook DS Series 3
    • Lovely Lisa
    • Peppa Pig
    • Peter Pans Playground
    • Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party
    • Rayman Raving Rabbids 2
    • Smart Boys and Smart Girls Series
    • Wonder Pets Save the Animals
    • Spongebob vs The Big One Beach Party Cook Off
    • Nintendogs Chihuahua & Friends
     
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    Matt, don't be a troll.

    On topic: the general rule of thumb is that anything we label as shovelware here is considered good for children (i,e horse games, imagine series, dora the explorer etc)
     
  4. Domination

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    Anything that is shovelware is suitable for kids. And we have lots.

    But you can try Mario games [​IMG]
     
  5. naglaro00

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    I suppose you can let them try Diner Dash and some Mario Games, specifically Mario Kart. Mario Party is too frustrating IMO.

    Heres a list of games that I think are suitable:
    • Diner Dash
    • Mario Kart
    • Mario Party
    • New Super Mario Bros
    • Cooking Mama 1 and 2
    • Final Fantasy Chocobo Tales
    • My World My Way (Sort of an introduction to RPGs)
    • Super Princess Peach
    • WarioWare Touched!
    • Tetris DS
    • Either Pokemon Diamond/ Pearl/ Platinum.
    • Spongebob Squarepants The Yellow Avenger
    • The last but not the least.... 100 Classic Book Collection. Let them read one of the easy stories there like Pinocchio. It's a good way of saying that reading is fun

    And don't give your kids some of the worst shovelware. Try it out yourself and if you think it is 'worse than shovelware' remove it quickly
     
  6. Raven Darkheart

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    pokemon for 3-5 year olds? i pray that you are kidding. RPG'S are out of the question if a person is that young.
     
  7. Domination

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    I forgot something.

    STARFY!!!!!!

    Any kid will like the art style. And its pretty fun. Its cute and fun. I love it. And I think little kids will too. [​IMG]
     
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    I am not attempting to be a troll. I am trying to point him to the best place for such recommendations. Is that not the sticky thread for such requests?
     
  9. kobykaan

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    Dementium The Ward!!!

    oh wait .... maby not that would be sadistic!


    as above MARIO/WARIO games the Imagine series are pretty easy for kids to get to grips with...

    Brain training? give them an early start lol!

    usually games that have lots of known characters in are fun for kids of all ages! eg Mario/Sonic/Kirby etc

    re POKEMON games .. you would be surprised how fast kids can pick that kinda stuff up even without a lot of reading the text!

    they could always play Pokemon Dash [​IMG]
     
  10. Raven Darkheart

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    if they are a little bit older like around 7 i would agree with you but 5 is still a wee bit too young for pokemon rpgs's in general. I do agree with you on Pokemon Dash though. that would be awesome for kids.
     
  11. newg

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    something else to consider is electroplankton.

    not much of a game, but they can enjoy touching the screen and making pretty noises [​IMG]
     
  12. DrOctapu

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    tomodachi collection is in japanese. But you will actually pick some of it up as you go along! It's like sims only kid friendly. It's also strange.
     
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    Have you've thought about if the kids swallow or chew the pen, or even break the DS? [​IMG]

    Because some kids at that age can sometimes still chew and swallow plastic stuff
     
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    The image that* series is great for kids and believe it or not but brain age does hurt at all o.o! And Animal Crossing is a good one two
     
  15. KingdomBlade

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    Hmm... If they like drawing, they can try Drawn to Life or Drawn to Life Spongebob.
    Scribblenauts when it comes out.
    Zubo if they like cutesy musical fighting. Ontamarama is pretty nice for kids.

    I'll think of more.
     
  16. ShigeruTR

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    I think;

    Nintendogs
    Tetris DS
    Pokémon Link
    Pokémon Dash
    Kirby DS Games
    NSMB
    Cooking Mama 1 & 2
    Yoshi Touch & Go
    Super Princess Peach
    Mario Kart DS
    WarioWare (generally toys)
    Touchmaster 1 & 2
     
  17. Law

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    My nephew was having a fun time with Nanostray, he's about 3 now I think. Pretty simple shmup.

    I think he just likes the colours, though. I remember playing some R-Type on my laptop when he was a bit younger and he was just watching the screen with fascination.


    Oh, also this is completly unrelated but the first game I ever played was Doom when I was about 3 or 4. If you're into Homebrew I think there's a good port of it. Really simple FPS.
     
  18. Toki~

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    Yea my cousins daughter plays the mario mini games and also understand how to play super mario for the snes and she is 4.
     
  19. overslept

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    Nintendogs. I had the limited Best Friends edition, and I loved playing with my virtual (and now real) golden retriever.
     
  20. GenesisX

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    a vagina :)
    You could try Imagine games