Children are getting more involved with computer consoles and from an earlier age and there are even computer consoles aimed at pre-school children to help them develop their listening, speaking, number and letter recognition.
Children are encouraged at nursery age to understand and interact with technology from an early age to make sure they are comfortable with technology when they are older. Most young children are encouraged by programmes aimed at their age range to go onto the internet and play educational games and they enjoy the stimulation and challenge.
Wii have developed games to specifically target this age range and capture their imagination and learning stimulation with bright characters, music and simplistic challenges. Where the Wii games can offer something different is the style of play, the physical movement interaction will help a child develop their co-ordination and how they physically interact with the world.
Harvest Moon Magical Melody: This game involves your character running a farm, looking after your animals and plants, catching fish and seeing your character grow up.
Planet Rescue: Wildlife Vet: This game gives you the opportunity to rescue animals and medically care for them which encourages children to learn about the world and to build relationships with the people, animals and world around them.
Puzzle Quest: Challenge Of The Warlords: is all about puzzles and although this is appropriate for children of an early age not all the puzzles will be able to be solved by them. They play involves a series of over 150 fifteen minute puzzles so in some respects the short attention span is ideal for young children.
Animal Crossing: Lets Go To The City (With Wii Speak) Animal crossing is a delightful character based game where anything is possible from fishing, decorating to building a snowman. The Wii Speak option helps you communicate with friends and build up an on-line community of friends. Ideal for young children but appropriate for the nursery age too with some simplistic games to help them learn to play with technology and enjoy the endless possibilities.
Felicity is a part-time writer, writing infrequent pieces in the UK on Gaming, and Compare Wii prices as well as finding out about buying a nintendo Wii. For more information please visit the Compare Wii website.