Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Diego on the Wii

We have a Wii, and I'm always hearing about how great the Wii is for kids with Fragile X.  They are so often good at video games and electronics, and the Wii lets them move while playing, which is so great for their nervous systems and sensory needs.

My guys aren't into it yet, but I don't think it'll be long, judging from how adept AJ is at the computer, and how Zack loves pushing buttons on the mini DVD player.  They already show quite a bit of electronic aptitude.

As you may have heard, Zack & AJ are huge Dora and Diego fans.  So to get them interested, I got a Diego game for the Wii.  I figured Aliza and I could play the game, and the boys would watch -- being it's not that different from watching one of the Diego videos.

And my evil little plan is working.  Both boys watched intently.



Now we just have to teach them how to use the controller.

5 comments:

Umma said...

If they're watching, you might be surprised to see they've already figured out how to use the controller by the time they're willing to join in.

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

Julia likes to watch her dad play video games. I guess it is sort of like watching TV, especially since the graphics are getting so good. They'll be playing in no time - your plan is a success!

Salt in Suburbia said...

I think you might be onto something. Good sneaky mom plan :-)

Michelle Saunderson said...

What a great plan. I hope it works. Who ever thought parents would encourage video games..lol. Reminds me of when my son was in speech therapy and had trouble with tongue control. The therepist suggested I let him chew gum and he resisted at first. Now of course he loves it..lol.

Chris P-M said...

Ya know, I've been resistant to gettint a Wii! Partly because it is yet another thing to "buy" (and it's not like we have a ton of discressionary income), but partly because I thought if we got one it would just sit there.

I guess I'm one of those folks who are hesitant to buy into a lot of technology....BUT your post is quite convincing! I can see how adventageous it really can be!

That's three techno-things I need to consider: an I-phone, I-touch and Wii. All of these get thumbs ups from other SN mommy bloggers. :)

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