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Do you think a four year old could play this? Japan 388 posts
21st Apr '13

He's never played a game before.



I want to get him this.
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MelDCraig 2 kids; Kennewick, Washington 427 posts
21st Apr '13

My 4 year old could.......heck he learns how to play some of the games on our Xbox 360 fast than his dad and I do.

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
21st Apr '13

It's possible. We got my son a DS at the age of 5, but I don't recommend getting the 3DS. The 3D portion isn't lockable and they don't suggest allowing your children under the age of 8 to use it with the 3D function turned on. It's bad for their eyes.

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
21st Apr '13

My 4 year old lacks gaming skills. Like he just cant do it for some reason. I let him try to play with mine and he just doesnt have the hand eye coordination down at all. Do you have any gaming system to see how he does? For a kid like mine a ds would be a total waste for now.

Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
21st Apr '13

My 4 year old plays Mario Kart just fine on my DS.



But as mentioned, the 3d is bad for the eyes of younger children, so you might want to just get a regular DS.

Stephicus Due April 25 (girl); 1 child; Pennsylvania 116 posts
21st Apr '13

My son has a made-for-kids android tablet with a touch screen, it's much easier for him to play the games that way instead of trying to figure out buttons

meggg+J,B&L♥ 3 kids; Nasinu, Fiji 16901 posts
21st Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting God of Thunder's Wife.:</b>" He's never played a game before. I want to get him this. "</blockquote>



I bought my son that for Christmas. He turned 4 last month and he's better at it then I am, but he's a big gamer lol



Btw there's parental controls for the 3D feature. I turned his off and passworded it.

[yo.] 1 child; Gayville, South Dakota 13371 posts
21st Apr '13

my 3 yr old (almst 4) is better at playing games on his ipad/xbox than I am... so its possible

*Lindsey* 3 kids; Alberta 8798 posts
21st Apr '13

we got one for my daughter when she was 6 she is a pro now. I think a 4 yr old could play it with a little practice they get good at anything.

Japan 388 posts
21st Apr '13
Quoting Autumn Whisper:" My 4 year old plays Mario Kart just fine on my DS. But as mentioned, the 3d is bad for the eyes of younger children, so you might want to just get a regular DS."

Oops. I didn't even see that it was the 3d. I don't allow us to see anything 3d because of my epilepsy. 3D causes a LOT of seizures and most people don't even realize it. :(

*Lindsey* 3 kids; Alberta 8798 posts
21st Apr '13
Quoting God of Thunder's Wife.:" Oops. I didn't even see that it was the 3d. I don't allow us to see anything 3d because of my epilepsy. 3D causes a LOT of seizures and most people don't even realize it. :("


You can slide the 3d off on it. But you can also just get a reg ds without 3d.

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
21st Apr '13
Quoting *Lindsey*(27 weeks):" You can slide the 3d off on it. But you can also just get a reg ds without 3d."


Yes, but her 4 year old is SN and the 3D doesn't lock in the off position, and I'm afraid that he'll want to play with the slider function, which is why I warned her of the function.

✩BG Addict +2 2 kids; Ohio 24746 posts
21st Apr '13

if you're worried about taking care of it and what not you could go for a cheaper system. we got our DD a Gameboy Advanced to see how she would do with it when she was 3 years old. she still has it and it's in pretty good condition 3 years later. it only cost us $50 at Gamestop, and the games are only $2-$10 each depending on the game.



buuuut i do think a 4 year old could handle a 3DS...although it'd be smarter to get a regular DS. the 3D part is meant for 9 years old and up, because it can mess with the eyes, i believe, and teh 3D part isn't lockable or anything. it's jsut a slider bar on the side.

Bop ✿ 3 kids; Alabama 22508 posts
21st Apr '13

We got my oldest son who is 8 one for Christmas and both his sister who is 5 and his little brother who is 3 love playing it too. They all play the xbox as well. My 3 year old loves playing angry birds and plants vs zombies

the BEAST Wisconsin 15638 posts
21st Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Drunk Blair Waldorf:</b>" It's possible. We got my son a DS at the age of 5, but I don't recommend getting the 3DS. The 3D portion ... [snip!] ... they don't suggest allowing your children under the age of 8 to use it with the 3D function turned on. It's bad for their eyes."</blockquote>



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My DD (4.5) likes to try just about every game her brother has but her favorites are Magic School Bus and Seasame Street games (even tho she's never watched Sesame Street)