10 Best Wii Games for Kids in 2017

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Nintendo is well regarded in the video gaming industry as the pioneer in this form of fun and addicting entertainment. Although it has clearly been seriously challenged by Sony’s Playstation as well as Microsoft’s Xbox game systems, it still commands a respectable following especially for its motion controlled input units with fully functioning stereoscopic 3D capabilities in the Wii.

If you are looking for the coolest games for the Wii console of your kid, then look no further as we give you the top 10 Wii games for kids in 2016.

Our Picks For The Top Wii Games for Kids

  1. New Super Mario Bros.
  2. Mario Kart
  3. Just Dance 2016
  4. Go Vacation
  5. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  6. Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  7. Wii Party
  8. Wii Sports
  9. LEGOBatman2: DC Super Heroes
  10. Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
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How We Chose the Top Wii Games in Our List

How do you choose the perfect game for the perfect gaming console? It’s quite difficult actually. We had to really focus on the features of the Wii particularly its revolutionary motion-controlled inputs and try to determine which Wii games will be best suited for this. Studies have shown that the Wii system is beneficial even to elderly individuals as the motion-controlled units allowed the elderly to use their whole bodies to really interact with the games they are playing. Our thinking is that, if these games can really benefit older people who are already in their twilight years, how much more would these gaming systems benefit the younger generations? As such, we focused on identifying Wii games that are developmentally useful and highly appropriate for kids. We then had to consider the thoughts of countless other people who have already played these games especially those with kids so that we can generate a more valid and more realistic evaluation of the Wii games we have to include in our top 10 list.

Wii Games and Children’s Development

There have been some controversy as to whether computer or video games are good or bad for kids. There are those who say that sitting in front of a TV and game console all day long can lead to significant loss of motor development. Some would even say that it can contribute to the development of obesity.

But if you are going to look at the design of the Nintendo Wii system, it addresses specifically this concern. It actually encourages children to become more actively involved in the gameplay. This is made possible by the systems unique motion-sensitive inputs such that players will have to really move parts of their bodies to interact with these games. This helps provide kids the necessary stimulation for their psychomotor development. This is especially true in games that involve whole-body movements such as dance and sports.

Additionally, there are also games that can help children enhance their problem solving skills as well as imagination and creativity. They learn to harness their planning and strategic thinking skills not to mention their ability to predict consequences of certain actions.

But what is really amazing about the Wii system is that it allows for a multiplayer experience. This can enrich their social interaction abilities and pave the way for healthier social relationships. If the child plays these Wii games together with his or her family, then family relationships are not only enhanced but are also strengthened.s

The Bottom Line

Not all video games are created equal, that much is certain. With the Wii’s innovative game console technology and the equally beneficial games, this is one of the most useful family entertainment systems you can ever get your hands on. So, this season of giving, get your kid any one or two of our selection of the top 10 Wii games especially designed for kids. Don’t worry because these games are good for you, too.

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Selina Marie
Selina Marie is our head of content for MyKidNeedsThat.com, mum of two and a self proclaimed toy geek. When she isn't juggling the madness at home, on a school run or baking her world famous blueberry muffins, you will find her product researching and keeping the site freshly updated with the latest toys and fun for our readers!

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