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Old 03-01-11, 09:17 PM   #1
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I've found a perfect video game for my daughter ... but

Watched a video of it on another forum. It has lots of pink, rainbows, unicorns, perfect... but it's from adult swim... I'm gonna have to screen it thoroughly. Anyway, here's the vid:

[video=youtube;OdPXskJBFl4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdPXskJBFl4&feature=related[/video]

And linky to the game:
http://games.adultswim.com/robot-uni...line-game.html
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Old 03-01-11, 10:36 PM   #2
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If you have an xbox 360, might i reccomend ilomilo?
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Old 03-01-11, 11:29 PM   #3
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That game doesn't look all that interesting. the unicorn just jumps and runs into stars and stuff. Looks like it is on a loop that just gets faster.
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Might I suggest that your daughter is too young for video games. Put a book in her hands. Or crayons and blank paper. Or legos. Or play dough. Or send her outside to play.
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WOOT!! You go, mommy!! Yayuh!! You are the best, <3 2 Ride.
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Old 03-02-11, 09:00 PM   #6
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Might I suggest that your daughter is too young for video games. Put a book in her hands. Or crayons and blank paper. Or legos. Or play dough. Or send her outside to play.
Seriously, Ruben. 5 year olds are learning their world all the time. They take in everything. They need creativity, something that comes from inside her, not from outside noises and lights. <3's suggestions are why her kids never ask for the T.V. but continually want to spend time enjoying the fresh air or making pictures and it's why they're doing so well in school.
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The game looks like it would be frustrating for a young child. Judging by the first minute or two of the video, it doesn't look much like a child's game in any way other than graphics. Lots of well-timed button pressing and the like.

That said, while video games were available since I was fairly young, my parents held out until I was older. I didn't like it then, but I very much appreciate it now. Instead, I did all of the things that <3 2 Ride mentions. Books, drawing/coloring, play dough/clay, and Legos.
Oh god Legos.
I <3 Legos! The kiddos recently got new sets from my brother. We have spent several hours sorting and building...all 4 of us.
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People people... don't get too militant against computer games. I bet you picture a girl playing the game for days on end, not doing nothing else... A girl with no crayons, no legos, no books, that never uses the backyard, yadda yadda. That's not how it works. The attention span of a 4yo (or at least mine) for a game like this is like 10 minutes tops. She played today. She loved the rainbow, the unicorn, and the fair amounts of pink... for about 3 minutes. Then it got old and she moved to something else.

Learning how to use a computer is very important and there is no such thing as "too young" to learn about them. In fact, the sooner we get computer proficiency up to speed, the better. And we could go for hours debating this.

The paperback encyclopedia of our youth served us well. But our children will most likely use the online version.
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Legos were my favourite toys as a kid. Who knows how many stormy afternoons I spent putting together buildings, cars, rockets, or using only the blue pieces or just the smallest legos. Excellent memories. Even better, I always returned to the buckets of Legos after the batteries wore out of toys or no one wanted to play Scrabble or Mad Magazine game (although, soon people caved in and wanted to play Mad Magazine game), or my brother got a hold of my colouring books and put "x"s on every creatures' eyes (crummy little rodent).

Yeah, get her a huge bucket of Legos. Sooo much fun.
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Legos were my favourite toys as a kid. Who knows how many stormy afternoons I spent putting together buildings, cars, rockets, or using only the blue pieces or just the smallest legos. Excellent memories. Even better, I always returned to the buckets of Legos after the batteries wore out of toys or no one wanted to play Scrabble or Mad Magazine game (although, soon people caved in and wanted to play Mad Magazine game), or my brother got a hold of my colouring books and put "x"s on every creatures' eyes (crummy little rodent).

Yeah, get her a huge bucket of Legos. Sooo much fun.
I spent years playing with legos. Then I moved to R/C cars which has been my most expensive hobby till now(Spent about $3000 total!!!!). And now cycling.
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People people... don't get too militant against computer games. I bet you picture a girl playing the game for days on end, not doing nothing else... A girl with no crayons, no legos, no books, that never uses the backyard, yadda yadda. That's not how it works. The attention span of a 4yo (or at least mine) for a game like this is like 10 minutes tops. She played today. She loved the rainbow, the unicorn, and the fair amounts of pink... for about 3 minutes. Then it got old and she moved to something else.

Learning how to use a computer is very important and there is no such thing as "too young" to learn about them. In fact, the sooner we get computer proficiency up to speed, the better. And we could go for hours debating this.

The paperback encyclopedia of our youth served us well. But our children will most likely use the online version.
Sorry, Rube. Not backing down on this one. She's too young for video games. If you want to teach her to use the computer, use websites like this that will help build her reading skills or this one for math skills. My kiddos made it through without getting bored and without using video games or watching much TV, so it is definitely possible for a 4 year old to be entertained. And actually, you should be helping her develop a longer attention span as she is getting closer to starting school. Video games and TV do not help with this.
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I think people may have just slightly overstepped their boundaries as not being the kid's parent.

I recommend everybody backs down, gets a cup of Java and goes commenting on the latest concepts for Velociraptor Repellant and the side effects.
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I think people may have just slightly overstepped their boundaries as not being the kid's parent.

I recommend everybody backs down, gets a cup of Java and goes commenting on the latest concepts for Velociraptor Repellant and the side effects.
I've seen too many kids who have been hardwired to video games and the tv and who are then diagnosed as ADHD. As much as I understand the need to teach children computer usage, doing it through video games is the wrong way to go. As my wife suggested, the best ideas are learning programs and websites. Teach your children math or reading skills along with computing skills. There is no need for math and reading to be separated from it.e
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I recommend everybody backs down, gets a cup of Java and goes commenting on the latest concepts for Velociraptor Repellant and the side effects.
I'm a teacher who sees the effects of too much TV time and Video game time every day. I'm offering a professional opinion about Rube's post, as well as sharing what I have done to help my own kids develop computer skills and basic reading and math skills. He can take it or leave it, but I have the right to express my opinion.


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People people... don't get too militant against computer games. I bet you picture a girl playing the game for days on end, not doing nothing else... A girl with no crayons, no legos, no books, that never uses the backyard, yadda yadda. That's not how it works. The attention span of a 4yo (or at least mine) for a game like this is like 10 minutes tops. She played today. She loved the rainbow, the unicorn, and the fair amounts of pink... for about 3 minutes. Then it got old and she moved to something else.

Learning how to use a computer is very important and there is no such thing as "too young" to learn about them. In fact, the sooner we get computer proficiency up to speed, the better. And we could go for hours debating this.

The paperback encyclopedia of our youth served us well. But our children will most likely use the online version.
I play video games. and I love them. I am 45 and have two sons 13 and 16.

If I could go back in time I would have never bought them their own x box 360s.
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