Top 3 Educational Wii Games for Kids

Posted on April 12, 2012 by Breanne Cooley

Take it from a former 1st grade teacher: keeping kids engaged is tough!

With Smartphones, laptops, iPads, TV, and countless other distractions, getting kids’ attention when it comes to learning can be a daunting task. But….it’s possible!

With the help of a little technology, kids are learning new concepts and skills at a ridiculous rate. Check out the top 3 educational Wii games for kids to learn more.

Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree

If you’re looking for some serious educational Wii gaming, Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree game is a great option. It includes 3 multi-player modes for up to 8 players, and centers around these 5 areas: analysis, number crunching, memory, quick thinking, and visual recognition.

According to one happy reviewer, this game is great for the entire family – not just kids:

“This game is so awesome ….our 5 and 6 year old daughters love it…we have had Wii Game nights with my parents, our kids and us, and it’s fun for every age.”

This game features 15 brain-challenging activities that you play with the Wii remote. Sounds like a great way to keep your kids learning, while engaging the entire family – from the comfort of your living room.

Endless Ocean: Dive, Discover, Dream

If you like Big Brain Academy, here’s another educational video game experience to bring into your living room: Endless Ocean: Dive,Discover, Dream Wii game.

Using the Wii remote, this Wii game allows you to “swim through coral reefs, explore ancient shipwrecks, meet local wildlife, and more.”

While you’re exploring, you can find, identify, and catalogue all kinds of marine life, at your own pace.

Check out this positive review:

“All-in-all, I would recommend this game as an experience. It is relaxing and will be intriguing to anyone who is interested in aquatic life. It’s a welcome change of pace from violence and frenetic cartoon action, and it’s educational. I like that my kids spend time immersed in a virtual world that celebrates the wonders of our planet and focuses them on cooperation and coexistence, instead of always conflict and violence.”

Based on 112 5-star reviews, it looks like this Wii game is entertaining, educational, and engaging for children of all ages.

Sesame Street: Elmo’s A to Zoo Adventure

Now you just can’t go wrong with Elmo, can you? He’s been around for years, and continues to entertain in even more ways as technology progresses.

If your child loves Elmo, Sesame Street: Elmo’s A to Zoo Adventure is worth a try. This game teaches letters through engaging mini-games, and adapts to your child’s level based on his or her performance.

A cool feature of the game: you can drop in and assist your child using the second Wii remote. That way he or she can learn and interact with Elmo independently; but with your help when needed, he or she won’t get stuck on more difficult concepts for too long.

One happy reviewer says:

“We got this game for our 2-year-old….she definitely needs a lot of help to get started and some of the concepts are still too difficult for her, but the game seems to recognize when she’s making a lot of mistakes and makes the answers fall right into her hands. She gets excited because the characters in the game cheer for her. This isn’t going to be something you can let your child under 4 or 5 play independently, but I don’t feel that they should be expected to. It’s a great game to play together!”

From big brain challenges, to endless ocean adventures, to playtime with Elmo, these Wii games will keep your kids engaged, and learning – while creating a fun activity for the whole family.

-Bre-
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