NDS games recommendations for 3 yr old?

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Jan 1, 2011
  1. 2wirends
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    Newcomer 2wirends Advanced Member

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    Right. So I have a cousin who is 3 yrs old. Does any one have any game recommendations for such an age group?

    Thanks.

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    Nintendogs.
     
  3. Arithmatics

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    Child friendly games. I suggest the nintendo ds website. and just do a search for G-rated games
     
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    Nintendo DS website for search games sucks.

    Nintendogs, New Super Mario Bros, Pokémon, Mario Kart and Art Academy.
     
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    Newcomer Isaac_GS Advanced Member

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    This, but search for EC (early childhood) games. The movie rating system does not apply to video games.
     
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    Nintendogs isn't all that child friendly.

    Three year olds lack the motor skills necessary to play Super Mario Bros. I hate it when people reply to these and don't know what they're talking about.

    Wario Ware Touched has some good mini games that a three year old can play. He/she will have fun rolling around the snowball or changing the chameleon background. The flower game in Mario 64 was also a favorite here. Both of these are games they will grow into.

    The I Did It, Mom! games in Europe are also pretty good. It has some basic coloring and music stuff that's intuitive and requires no reading. They also made a storybook game that reads aloud.

    If your cousin is a girl, Princess Lilifee is another European game worth looking into.
     
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    whac-a-mole ds is simple enough for small children
     
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    Thomas the tank engine, bob the builder, the magic roundabout.
     
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    My niece is 5 and she likes Zhu Zhu Pets. I'm not sure if your cousin would like it, but it's entertaining. There's also Madagascar and Backyardigans.
     
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    Tetris.

    When I was very young, this was the game I played the most.
     
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    3 years old? Yikes that's young, Hmm. Well, just turn the thing off and hand it to him to chew on, just make sure to remove the stylus to avoid a choking hazard.

    What? I'm serious! Ok, no I'm not. Colors homebrew. Kids like to draw, he'll have fun with that. [​IMG]
     
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    Urm....3 years old?
    Iunno, maybe Electroplankton?

    The only 3 year old kids I've ever seen using a DS were mesmerized by pictochat.
     
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    Mario Kart, Art Academy, can't really think of much else.
     
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    dementium II.

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    try ninjatown
     
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    My Niece turned four in November and likes messing about with my DS. She's useless at using the D-pad and buttons, she doesn't fully comprehend how they work. What she likes doing is playing with the stylus so I would reccomend stylus heavy games. She enjoyed a DS homebrew called Colors, which is a mini paint application, Let's Draw which a pretty decent colouring game of sorts and she likes Super Scribblenaughts as she can just create what she wants. SS is fantastic as it aides her imagination and is a great way for her to improve her vocabulary.
     
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    WarioWare? [​IMG]
     
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    How about a nice Big Wheel? Sheesh.
     
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    uhm, off topic much? [​IMG]
     
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    wen people ask that i recommend shovelware lol
     

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