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Anybody got good recommendations? I've got kids ranging from about 3.5 up to 6.5.
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My 6yo really likes Super Mario Brothers and Mario Kart. And boxing on Wii Sports.

My 3yo likes to press "A" when I tell her she can.
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I think their ability to read will be an important consideration. If they can't read, there are a lot of games you will want to avoid. Then again, one of my nephews taught himself to read in order to play video games. The basic sports games that come with the Wii is fine for non-readers. Mario Kart doesn't really require any reading and could probably be enjoyed by younger kids. Most of the other games we have require some level of reading ability. If the 6.5 year old can read a bit, I would recommend Animal crossing (relaxing, slow paced game but a lot of reading) and Mario Party 8 (contains lots of mini games).
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We've got Lego Star Wars, which has a few things the oldest kid can do; and the kids like doing Wii Sports and Wii Fit [some of the games, like the snowball fight], but trying to think of other things one doesn't need to be highly coordinated to do.
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I was reading up on Animal Crossing - it sounded like Sims for kids or something. The oldest kid can read very well [albeit with odd pronunciation of words.... she pronounced "pulsar" as "puslar" yesterday], the other two kids mainly watch others play at this point [except for Wii Fit, where they like to try doing the yoga poses next to me]
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My 5 year old daughter enjoyed the "Dora and the Snow Princess" game. It's very simple but pretty short, though, so I wouldn't pay full price for it. She won't play it any more because it's too easy.

Others she's enjoyed include Boom Blox Bash Party (not all modes are good for all coordination levels, but she's pretty good at the "Jenga" style levels) and Beatles Rock Band (put everyone on Easy, tell them to ignore the percentages, and let them play drums or sing if they can read, guitar is a little harder).
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We've played that one at my mom's house - the kids liked that one, and it's pretty active.

I'll look into the boom blox one.

I do want to get Rock Band or Guitar Hero at some point, just because that sounds like fun to me.

[btw, the way we got Lego Star Wars was the kids next door was given it for Christmas and decided they were too old for it at the grand age of 10, so gave it to us for our kids... of course, it's mainly my husband and I playing it w/ the kids watching....]
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