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My Daughter has wanted a DS for a long time and finally we gave in and decided to get her one for her Birthday.
Once the decision to buy her a DS had finally been made I spent a lot of time looking into games and after a lot of time decided to get I did it mum as this game did not involve reading and so I felt she would be able to do this on her own and of course get her used to using the DS.
What is it?
I did it mum is a game aimed at pre -school age so 3-5 year olds and contains twelve mini games which are aimed at teaching colours and numbers .
The games are:
This contains 4 different pictures to colour and once you have finished the picture moves I would say this is similar to paint on computers it is very good for teaching them to use the stylus.
This is a great little game basically hamsters pop up little holes and you have to feed them very good for hand eye co-ordination and it is good for teaching numbers my daughter likes this one to see if she can beat her score!
This involves choosing the clothes the clothes the girl will wear before going outside it involves looking at the weather and picking the outfit
Find the difference
I think this is a really good game and seems the hardest to play indeed we seem to struggle to get all the differences but a great puzzle one that really keeps her interest.
This is similar to colouring except free hand you choose your drawing device and colour and away you go there is also stamps really great for car journeys can draw to heart's content but no need for pens or paper brilliant
Basically you choose your lunchbox and your food I am unsure on what the aim is or the point and is the worst game of the selection.
This is the same as lotto games and gives five lives to remember where the picture is and gets harder as the go one she really enjoys
This is a picture and you have to match the pieces in correctly she really enjoyed this and I think it is a good logical game.
This gives you the chance to record and playback the tunes you makes possibly one that would require earphones for the parent!
This is harder than it sounds there is 5 different animals and they play a sound you then have to remember the order and repeat back this really requires concentration
Finally there is play instruments
This gives different tunes for you to add percussion instruments too and one both my girls like to do.
Cost and stockist
I got this from my local game as they recommended it as a great game for someone starting on a DS and I am very pleased with their recommendation I paid £12.99 for this game and I think she will enjoy it for some time.
I am really pleased with this game it is possibly a little easy for my five year old but she really enjoys the harder games and it is great for giving her confidence in using her DS and understanding how it works I really this these style of games are good for little ones as some of the other games I looked at had jumping and different levels and required reading and I do not want to have to spend all my time helping her read the instructions or try and get her to the next level.
I would say in summary brilliant for 5 and under but I would say too easy for older ones.
I also like the fact that you can record messages to your child when they have completed a game I am opting for put the DS away and tidy your bedroom!