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When did/will you start letting kids play video games?

dd is almost four and i got her one, but she has mastered her games and is bored. and no, i don't let her play 24/7! she's moved onto my DS, but mario is a little hard for her. anyway, when did yours start playing?


Asked by dayziesnrozes at 7:03 PM on May. 13, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • We don't have a game system but will occasionally allow them to play on my sister's Wii. They are 7 & 3 (youngest is 1 and he grabs a tv/vcr/dvd remote & "plays" too). Our boys are pretty rowdy, competetive and all have addictive type personalites so we have decided we will not contribute to that by getting our own game system.

    Answer by oahoah at 1:30 AM on May. 14, 2011

  • My son was four and I regret it. I won't say why but I wish we had waited til he was older to start playing. It's just a personal opinion, not a general one.


    Answer by 805doll at 7:10 PM on May. 13, 2011

  • My kids got a Wii last year.... my DS was 3 & DD 6.... she isn't that interested, but my DS loves the Cars game. He rocks at it too.


    Answer by Crafty26 at 7:11 PM on May. 13, 2011

  • We got him a smart cycle when he was 4. No one here plays them and no one we know really does so he doesn't have much interest. I guess when he starts asking for real ones we might buy them, but since we would only allow it in the living room, playyying time would be limited.

    Answer by lstrickland at 8:24 PM on May. 13, 2011

  • I will let her start playing whenever she developes an interest in far she doesnt care, but both me and DH play video games so I'm sure I'll be buying her games soon too lol

    Answer by Lucky209 at 7:06 PM on May. 13, 2011

  • My kids were allowed when they were both interested and were able to handle the responsibility of playing with expensive games.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 7:19 PM on May. 13, 2011

  • About 3.5- 4

    Answer by 1LovelyAngel at 7:44 PM on May. 13, 2011

  • DS and DD got a ds to SHARE last sumer, ds was 5 and dd was 7. They didnt play it all the time, cause they have lots of interests, and would rather be outside(phewwhh!!) Then in the fall DH got given a PS2 and a bunch of games, so ds will play those sometimes,but not if its nice outside, if all homework had been done etc. They arnt addicts lol

    Answer by minimo77 at 8:26 PM on May. 13, 2011

  • My son was about 4 when we finally got an Xbox. I let him play if he deserves it.

    Answer by GothicChk52 at 8:32 PM on May. 13, 2011

  • 6 yrs old and i only let him play it 1 hr a day

    Answer by alliep2011 at 2:58 PM on May. 14, 2011