My ds just turned three. He loves video games. He's always asking to play my iPod. ( it sounds so cute when he says it). He also loves playing his big brothers ds ( age 9). But ds doesn't let him play it that often. So I allow him to play my iPod that I downloaded toddler games on. Se are educational but his favorite is a race car game. I told my husband I want to get him his own ds 3d for christmas. Is he too young for his own game system
I was always one of those moms that said NO WAY to getting kids electronics. Then hubby had an iPhone and I eventually got an android and then moved onto an iPhone. My 2.5 yr old can maneuver it better than most adults. I've put strong filters on so it needs a passcode to be used, to upload anything or to delete anything as well as nothing dirty or violent can be played on it.
My 9 yr old got an iPod for his bday and he doesn't want his 5.5 yr old brother or his sister using it so we decided as long as we are downloading educational games (dd loves the bubble guppies one), keeping restrictions on and putting them in the survivor cases so they don't get broken, we'd get each of the other kids one for Christmas.
They won't have complete access to them either. The boys have to have all homework done, stay out of trouble and do what they're supposed to at home. Dd is too young to use it very often so she'll most likely just get to use hers when her brothers are using theirs and she feels left out. Otherwise, she and I play dollies and puzzles and snuggle a lot :)