My three year old niece is quite good at Wii bowling–in fact had for a while a game she called “playing wii” in which she set up “bowling pins” (kitchen toys) and knocked them down with a mini-soccer ball. She’s less consistant than her older sister, and has an exasperating habit of knocking down pins while bouncing on a trampoline facing the wrong direction.
Some of the other Wii sports she can also play, or at least the Wii training versions-- I don’t thinnk Daddy’s let the kids try out the Wii Fitness Test which gives you an Age.
She also likes the “vroom-vroom” game (MarioKart), although the only way she comes in other than last place is if sitting on someone’s lap, with that person doing most of the steering. If on Daddy’s lap, she’s quite happy and successful. On my lap, not so much. (I’m not as good as Daddy is at the Vroom Vroom game without a wiggle-y three year old. Big sis (5 and a half) is capable of winning some of the easier races against computer opponents.
Bloom Blox was purchased with the idea that the girls would like it, but their hands aren’t steady enough, and they find it frustrating. It might be better with the new, high-def television replacing the old blurry one, but if Daddy’s tried it, I wasn’t around. And the big problem is that one can’t jerk the controller around, and small children tend to. Plus, they don’t get the strategy–I get the strategy but don’t play it enough to be good. Daddy does both.
The Wii was a gift for Daddy on his birthday, and he enjoys playing it with his girls or by himself (or with me or anyone else he can sucker into it). His wife views it as an addiction, but admits to being an enabler (guess who bought the Wii?) While thoughts of what games his girls might like influenced the choice of MarioKart over whatever else is out there (I honestly don’t know), no games marketed at children have as yet been purchased. On the other hand, Daddy’s only had the game for 3 months, so who knows what the future may bring.