Video games have grown in popularity since I was a child. I remember when my sister and I were given a Nintendo. The original Nintendo. Yeah, we rocked it old school like that. We thought we were the luckiest kids in the world. We played it for hours.
The changes in the games and the consoles are amazing. There are all kinds of games out there now. You can find games that let you take care of a baby, perform surgery on a pet, and there are also many educational games available.
My daughter loves her Nintendo DS. She has quite a few games and plays them daily. Of course as a parent I don’t want her to spend all of her free time playing video games. But by providing her with some educational ones I don’t feel as bad when she does seem to play forever.
We were given 4 Nintendo DS games from Maximum Family Games to try out. We received Junior Brain Trainer 2, Junior Brain Trainer Math Edition, Junior Classic Games, and Junior Mystery Quest. The age range for these games are 4 yrs to 11 yrs old. So when you purchase one of these it’s going to be something that can last, and while entertaining it’s also helping your child learn.
I liked the Junior Mystery Quest. In this game you help a little girl explore a mansion and you find lost items. It was pretty easy and fun. Now Gracie liked them all. However, I think she enjoyed the Junior Classic Games best. You have over 30 games to play – puzzles, arcade, and logic. Hangman and iSpy were two of her favorites. I also noticed that she played the Junior Brain Trainer Math Edition quite a bit. She is in 2nd grade now and the math is becoming a little harder so I think this will help her with that.
Overall, we were very pleased with all the games. Video games have become more common and our kids love them. So why don’t we help them out by providing them with educational games as well as the others. This is a great way to allow then to have their fun and learn at the same time.
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We were provided with Nintendo DS games for review. The opinions stated above were in no way influenced.
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