â¥âªMeganâ«â¥ - posted on 11/17/2011 ( 173 moms have responded )
I'm asking this question simply because my husband plays a lot of video games for research (he's learning 3D animation and game design) So our 7 year old daughter sees him playing Halo Reach and she's played Halo herself a few times. So have some of her friends. I do know that some of her other friends' parents aren't ok with it so we do make sure they don't play the games. We're also aware of the age recommendations on the games, but have decided that we as parents can make the discision for our child.
I'm just wondering what the rest of you think about these games and if you've let your children play more first person shooter games.
ETA: Most of the time my 7 year old is outside playing with her friends or playing in her room with or without her friends. We make sure that she is playing educational computer games and her teacher says she's past most of her classmates in math and reading skills. Most of the time the Xbox is on my husband is using it to play a game or we're putting in a movie. Usually something Disney or Dreamworks because my husband also likes to study the CGI used in movies. We watched Despicable Me a lot over the summer and took her to see Puss in Boots for that reason