My son is turning 4 in August want to buy him a playstation do you think he is to young for a playstation?

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Sherri - posted on 06/17/2011

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He is more than old enough. We already had a playstation since I have older kids and my son has been able to play it since he was 3 yrs old. My son is also an ace at the WII too. He certainly is not too young and you can get plenty of age appropriate games.



My son has had the leapster since he was 3 and I have to say he has now outgrown it and he just turned 5. So I would save my money and go for the playstation. If you are going to spend that amount of money you might as well go with something that will grow with him.

Kathleen - posted on 06/17/2011

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I personally feel yes he is too young. The reason laziness and obeisity is so high amongst children is because of the lack of physical activity and fast food. Video games have been shown to cause aggression in young children, obiesity, problems with learning etc. I was raised with Atari games, lol, but, we were coddled a little, so we were less active, and now we are overweight as adults. But I have seen other peoples children act out after playing video games. I'm sure you'll hear that there are some kids that are fine. But you never know, so I wouldn"t chance it. It is really just a distraction for parents i feel. The leapster is a great tool I agree! Anything that is an interactive learnign tool is wonderful!

Teresa - posted on 06/17/2011

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my 4 year old plays the wii at granparents house and she can't do hardly anything even with the wii. my boy is almost 6 and the wii is just starting to get easier for him. i only mention this cause the wii remote is easier to handle and use than a playstation would be besides the eye pet thing... i think an educatonal game system would be more beneficial than a regular nintendo system. if you choose an educational one, look for one that they will be happy to use for a few more years. we have one that teaches letters, sounds, upper and lower case of those, then spelling 3 letter words, it does regular letters and does cursive and does things like that... my boy that almost 6 taught himself the alphabet on it when he was 3. he still likes to play with it. i also have two or 3 other little educational ones they love playing with. good luck with your choices and happy birthday to your boy

Ashley - posted on 06/17/2011

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i agree with the leapster ... i know we have a little girl who will be 4 in nov ... we have a playstation but ther is nothing really on it she could play yet .. except there is a new game out called eye pet .. basically it is all controlled by your movements it makes it look like the animal is in oyur living and you interact with it ... now that is only like one game really suitable for a 4 year old.... the leapster is way more a 4 year olds age range and they have tons of games for it

Jodi - posted on 06/17/2011

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I have the Explorer for my daughter, and that is similar to a younger version of the Nintendo DS (and cheaper) with various educational games. She is 6 and loves it. Have a look at the link I added. You can see the type of games available for each one, and from there determine which would be the best for his current abilities. The other option is the Leapster2. I just purchased my daughter's in Target, but I believe they are available at most department stores and toy stores, so you can go and have a look.

Jodi - posted on 06/17/2011

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Um....yes? Why not look into buying him a Leapster or something along those lines. Far more educational games, and targeted to that age group. A 4 year old doesn't need a playstation.

http://www.leapfrog.com

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