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[Solved] Computer games for a 6yo? Other present ideas?

 
semifinalist87
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Hi,

My daughter's birthday is coming up at the end of November, obviously followed a few weeks later by Christmas. In that respect I often struggle to work out what to get her for each so as not to double up on anything or be so inundated with toys that she gets overwhelmed and doesn't play with them all, which has happened before - she doesn't live with me so there's not as much time for toys as there is at her mum's.

I've got a little bit of time to figure it out but wanted to get ahead a bit, and I often plan both birthday and Christmas together, so I can get a good balance. I was thinking about computer games. She has a Kindle and really enjoys playing games on that, and I wondered if anyone could clue me as to what age kids like to play consoles? I have an Xbox 360, and wandered if she might enjoy a kid-friendly game on that, for instance. She will be 6.

Anyone got any experience on this? Also, other present ideas welcome. Interested to know what people think of kids cameras too, like the vtech ones.

Cheers.

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Topic starter Posted : 23/10/2018 1:54 am
got-the-tshirt
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Hi There,

The V-Tech camera's are great, my niece and nephew have them and love taking silly pictures with them, they also have games on so would double up.

You could also look at more child friendly consoles like the Wii or even hand held ones, my stepson had the DS and again that had a camera so he was always taking pictures with that.

GTTS

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Posted : 23/10/2018 9:01 am
Mojo
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Hi there

My 7 year old grandson is completely comfortable with his iPad and PlayStation 4, I'm sure there are plenty of age appropriate games for the XBox too. He had the leapfrog and vetch tablet but to be honest didn't play with them so much... that said he still loves his cuddly toys!

Books are always a good choice and my grandsons still love to paint and craft and they also like games that the family can play together... pie face was a particular favourite, buckaroo and operation too.

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Posted : 23/10/2018 2:18 pm
semifinalist87
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Cool, thanks for the input guys. The camera is looking like a contender. I might look into an Xbox game for her to see how she gets on, as I already have one and don't have the biggest budget, and maybe I'll get something different down the line.

My daughter loves arts and crafts and usually does well in that department from her extended family. She loves board games too. It's become a bit of a tradition that I get her a new board game at Christmas - Pie Face is definitely on my list this year. I think Smyths are selling it reduced for £10.

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Topic starter Posted : 23/10/2018 3:26 pm
Mojo
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It's hilarious! The latest pie face shoots the cream from a cannon I believe!

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Posted : 23/10/2018 3:31 pm
actd
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Perhaps you could do some sort of experience for her birthday, and the presents for Christmas? I've seen things like decorating mugs, making teddy bears etc - that might appeal to her since she likes crafts.

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Posted : 25/10/2018 1:20 am
semifinalist87
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Good idea, thanks.

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Topic starter Posted : 25/10/2018 11:29 pm
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