Nintendo DS as a Preschooler Travel Toy?

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Q: We are thinking about a handheld video game for our son who will be turning 4. We are not huge video game fans but we have a Wii at home and enjoy the active component of it. Our son loves the Wii and of course…

…loves to bowl. Now, we are wanting something for long car trips, airplane rides, etc. I want something durable, easy for him to use, and educational. He has watched a friend with her Nintendo DS and tried playing it but had some trouble with that particular game. Is the Nintendo DS appropriate for preschoolers? Are there educational games for his age? Or is there a better system?

Sent by: Crystal

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