Try Lego, Disney when buying games for 6-year-old
A reader writes in to ask about Xbox 360 titles appropriate for kids: “I have a 6-year old grandson. I’d like to get him a suitable video game. His father has an Xbox. Are there some titles that you’d recommend?”
The Xbox 360 is a very versatile game console, but it doesn’t have as many games aimed at young kids as, say, the Nintendo Wii. Some of the ones that are available are quite good, however, including some of the LEGO games such as “LEGO Star Wars” and the recently released “LEGO Lord of the Rings,” as well as “LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes.” If the kid is a fan of the mobile phone versions, “Angry Birds Trilogy” is available for the 360.
If the family has an Xbox 360 Kinect (the video sensor camera that enables motion controls), “Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster,” “Kinect Disneyland Adventures” and the downloadable “Kinect Sesame Street TV” are great options.
In our house, one of the most popular recent Xbox games with my daughters (ages 5 and nearly 3) is “Skylanders Giants,” which is played with collectible toys. A $75 “Starter Pack” includes three figures and a USB portal device to get them into the game.
“Kinect Sesame Street TV” is one of several Xbox 360 games appropriate for kids around the age of 6.