Explore our Top Video Games and their Consoles

to find the best video games for you and your children!

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Children and our top video games can go together! There are several benefits of video games, both educational and social for children. For me, it’s amazing what’s out there, and oh boy, what would I be addicted to those games! They look so real with the beautiful graphics and visual effects. Games for Kinect are even without controls! We explored the most popular gaming consoles for you: The Wii Console, the real family oriented play together device. The Xbox Kinect, with the amazing body moving sensors and amazing graphics. And the Playstation3 Move, a real gaming machine for all ages.

It’s a whole new world and it’s exciting!

If you are looking for some general information about the different consoles, you should continue reading and further down you can watch videos about the Wii, Xbox and Playstation.

The Past Generation

I do remember playing my first video game on a DOS computer….The game was called Castle and the character to be played and moved was just a simple X which was moving around in a castle. The castle was nothing more than a plain maze….in black and white for sure..(as seen in the screenshot below)Anyway, I loved playing that game and looking for treasures.

Can you imagine the impact of these modern day top video games?

So a lot of parents are struggling with this modern age of the best video games. How to coop with children and their video games, they want to play all day long. What kind of impact does this have on their developing mind? Is there not too much violence in the game? How can playing video games benefit my child?

top video games for children

Fortunately there are a lot of fun games the whole family can play and there are even educational video games out there so the children will have fun and learn something at the same time. Especially the Wii and Kinect are devices that are very suitable for family together play, so that playing video games can become a quality time together and best of all: It is not just passive screen time, but these top video games makes you actual moving!

Have fun exploring our Top Video Games section!

Wii Console from Nintendo

and the best games for Wii

Nintendo developed the motion sensitive controller for the Wii console. Just by moving the controller you can play the game. The person or ball in the game is following your movements. For somebody who never has played a motion sensitive game this is really impressive. Nintendo developed a lot of games for Wii and focuses most on group friendly play. These top video games are very well played with two or more friends and therefore they can go into the group of social play which have the added value of being educational for several social skills. Playing with the whole family also brings out quality time together. There are lots of games for Wii and a lot of these games are very well suited for children 5 years and older. The games are entertaining and fun to play.

Want to read more about the Wii and its accessories?

and find the best Wii accessories and the top video games.

Xbox 360 Console with Kinect from Microsoft

and the best games for Xbox 360 Kinect

The Xbox 360 focuses more on real gamers. They do have a lot of shooter games and race games that have terrific graphics and excellent game play. Besides that, the Xbox 360 also has games for children and teens. This makes it a system for the whole family. Gamers will enjoy this system, but you can also play for fun and social play together. Kinect brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways – no controller required. The Kinect is a camera and sensor that hooks up to your Xbox 360 and tracks your movement, turning your body into the controller. Easy to use and instantly fun, Kinect gets everyone off the couch moving, laughing and cheering. See a ball? Kick it. Want to join a friend in the fun? Simply jump in. Kinect is a great new way of gaming, but it must be said that there is room for improvements in concern to reaction time and sensitivity. It is great to experience the feeling to play without any controller, just by moving your body, but hard core gamers will miss the accuracy and speed of a controller. Something to come back and better in the future! Xbox 360 has good parental controls, so Kinect can promise a gaming experience that’s safe, secure and a real quality time for the whole family!

Want to read more about the Xbox Kinect ?

and explore this new, exciting world of gaming.

Playstation3 Move Console from Sony

and the best games for Playstation3 Move

Playstation is developed by Sony and is another powerful machine that plays DVD’s, Blu-Ray discs, has Wifi and of course has the power to play games. It has been on the market for a long time already and lots of games are developed for the Playstation. Sony developed the Move system for it’s motion sensitive gaming. You can upgrade your Playstation by buying the Move Eye and controller or buy a Playstation3 with Move build in it. To play these games you will need the move controller. It is a very accurate and precise controller that monitors your movements while playing the game. The graphics are beautiful and the games are exciting to play. The games vary from family games, sports games to hard core gaming, with a lot of games for teens.The motion sensitive system with the controller works very well and reacts very quickly what makes the games smooth to play, so real gamers will love this experience and enjoy the games.

Want to read more about the Playstation3 ?

and discover the best Playstation accessories and top video games.

Quick Spring Outdoor Activity

Chalk Obstacle Course

This is a fun variation of Hopscotch that the kids can build themselves and it will bring their creativity out.

The kids draw all kind of stations on the ground with chalk and at each station you need to do an activity.

A few examples:

- Hop like a frog from one circle to the next
- Growl like a bear
- Walk on all fours over the line to the next station
- Tossing challenge: toss a little pebble in the circle
- Hop on one leg around the circle like a stork
- Draw a circle and bounce a ball 10 times in the circle

Let them come up with better ideas!

See more Outdoor Activities on our page here.