The Wii has proven to be a great console for toddlers and preschoolers as it keeps the controls simple, and has an impressive collection of games specially designed for them. In fact, studies reveal that these interactive games are the latest help tools to make kids smarter.
Most games have a Mickey Mouse, Scooby-Doo or Winnie the Pooh teaching them to distinguish between alphabets, colors, numbers and help develop motor skills. Most parents are delighted with these games as they keep the learning process interesting and colorful and their young ones are constantly on the move as Wii games require a lot of activity. Here are some of the best options.
Jumpstart Pet RescueThe plot showcases 5 Discovery modes through which the players navigate and search for their missing pets. Each mode has a guiding story which helps the players understand more than 70 essential skills needed to complete the mission. As the players advance through the missions, the game helps them in improving their pre-reading abilities, listening, memory, creativity and motor skills. As the mission advances, players get pets as rewards and they are even taught to take care of them, thus helping the toddlers learn important qualities in a colorful and fun way.
Nickelodeon FitNickelodeon Fit is a series of exciting workout games featuring popular Nickelodeon characters: Dora the Explorer, Backyardigans, Go Diego Go, and Ni Hao Kai-Lan. The series include: pedal bikes, jump ropes, spin hula hoops, jump to bump balloons and race running. Nickelodeon Fit helps toddlers get their daily dose of workout and helps to improve hand-to-eye coordination. Most games in this series are single-player but there are certain plots designed for two players. The game can be played with the Wii remote and on the Wii Balance Board. It is the ideal option for toddlers who are always on a move.
The Very Hungry CaterpillarABC's The Very Hungry Caterpillar is an extremely popular educational game based on the children's book by the same name. It aids parents in helping toddlers learn basic alphabets while playing a game together. The plot is divided into four parts which aim at teaching the basic concepts of alphabets and English to kids. The game also attracts younger kids by providing them platforms to erase color areas to reveal hidden illustrations. Parents can also check their kids progress in "To The Parents" section. The illustrations used in this game are provided by Eric Cole, who is an international renowned author of kids books.
Wii Sports is one of the easiest games for a toddler to understand in which even adults can join in. Except bowling, every game included in the Wii Sports series can be grasped in minutes. This great package contains tennis, baseball, bowling, golf, and various other games that provide necessary exercise indoors which makes the body fast and agile. Plus, it serves as great entertainment for kids in places where playing outdoors is not feasible due to harsh weather conditions.
Just Dance KidsUbisoft has succeeded in making Just Dance Kids the most popular dancing game for toddlers and preschoolers all around. In addition to the kids, even their parents can join in and make the dancing more fun and interactive. The games contains over 40 popular songs sung by globally acclaimed artists and is suitable for of all ages. If a toddler can properly hold a Wii remote in the hand without throwing it around, he/she can surely learn some impressive dance steps from amazing game.
World of ZooWorld of Zoo allows toddlers to roam in their own zoo and also care for their animals. The game displays an impressive collection of 95 different animal species and the player's main goal is to keep the zoo animals happy. Players have to play with them, feed them and improve the winning chance by doing different tasks. The Animal Creator feature allows the player to develop an unlimited number of animal species. Players are also educated by various animal facts provided by the National Geographic from time to time. Each animal species is completely unique and the player has to complete various tasks to ensure that each of them remain happy at all times.
In addition to the above, Spilled Milk, Mario Kart, Lego Series, Carnival Games, Learning With the PooYoos Episode 1, and Dora The Explorer: Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom are some of the best selling Wii games for toddlers. Each year games released for toddlers and preschoolers are limited in number as kids grow up really fast and outgrow them.