Stephanie Asks – Do you have a recommended age for the DS lite? My Daughter is 4 1/2 and had the leapster but seems almost bored with it. I have heard the DS lite has many games that require reading… Are there enough games she could use to keep her attention?
Sort Answer? No.
Long Answer? No. Maybe. Sorta?
First of all, your daughter sounds pretty smart if she’s getting bored with the Leapster. 4 1/2 is pretty young and yeah, the biggest problem is that almost all the games don’t have voice and require reading. You can imagine how annoying it would be to have to read everything for her out loud (but it is a good way to encourage reading).
That said, there are lots of games for smaller children. Just go into a local store and look for the stuff that … looks like a Leapster game. See what I mean? I’d suggest holding off until she is 6 or so and keep buying Leapster games. Unless, y’know, you think you’d like to play with the DS.
I’d like to make a point to game developers. Will you please start putting a Reading Level on the box? Something like that?