Nintendo DS Lite for 5 year old?

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Registered: 06-03-2004
Nintendo DS Lite for 5 year old?
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Wed, 02-17-2010 - 10:18am

Well Will's birthday is this Friday and I'm still looking around at what to get him.

William 2/19/2005


Alexa 3/25/2008


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Registered: 12-11-2002
Wed, 02-17-2010 - 11:05am

What a great family picture! It's so good to see you.


First of all I would suggest the DSi as opposed to the DS Lite. While it is a bit more expensive, in the long run it has functions you/he would probably want.


Then from there I think it depends what you want it for. LeapFrog or Vtech cartridges are definately educational and more kid-proof when dropped. The DSi would open up a whole lot more options, not just (or not necessarily) educational. It can also be used by the whole family just by changing cartridges. The stylus is not attached to the unit like the others are, but the DS comes with an extra and you can buy more.


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Registered: 06-14-2004
Wed, 02-17-2010 - 11:08am

Heather - first off... your kids are so cute!!!

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Registered: 06-30-2004
Wed, 02-17-2010 - 11:15am

I have a DS lite and LB has played it from time to time.

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Registered: 08-03-2004
Wed, 02-17-2010 - 3:08pm

Hi, Heather! Nice to "see" you around here. The kids are getting so big!

I just had the same situation here and we ended up buying Connor a Leapster. He is reading level 1 books and does math but the DSi was a bit too expensive for my taste because he has never had experience with video games and I wasn't sure how much the system would be used (other than by my DH, LOL). Also, Luke can play the Leapster and it isn't entirely over his head. And they do drop it etc. I'm pretty happy with our decision, and he loves it. However, next year we may spring for the DS for Christmas or his birthday.





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Registered: 06-03-2004
Thu, 02-18-2010 - 8:42am

Thank you all SO MUCH for all the time you took to give me your reviews!

William 2/19/2005


Alexa 3/25/2008


The family!


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Registered: 06-14-2004
Thu, 02-18-2010 - 9:15am

Heather - The more I thought about it and read other comments I decided that I would probably get the Leapster if in your shoes.

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Registered: 12-10-2007
Thu, 02-18-2010 - 10:44am

Let us know how he likes it.

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