W. loves the hair dresser more than any kid I know. everything about it. getting his hair washed, rinsed and being pampered. he was in heaven when he discovered these old fashion dryers.
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box Second part of the Professor Layton trilogy ( third not yet released) . This series is to me what videos are what parents think they should be :-) .
My daughter (12) LOVES these. We got the first one,
Professor Layton and the Curious Village when she was 10 and it was our standard birthday gift for about a year.
I can’t recommend strongly enough.
Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling AdventureThis is my new FAVOURITE game. I was a huge fan of Professor Layton and the Curious Village and Henry Hatsworth ranks right up there for me- and my kids. I think that this especially appeals to boys because their is more “action” along with puzzles.
Animal Planet: Emergency Vets what more do you want for e little girl? Sick animals and you get to fix them :-). The craze for girls and animal pet vet type games never seems to end or get old. Anything with sick and or baby anuimals will be a hit. This is new release from Animal Planet series and you start iff as a “beginning” vet.
A Nintendo DS game for older girls is Spore Creatures a spinoff of the Spore PC game. It was designed by the makers of Sims 2 PC and hugely popular. Spore is extremely well done. This is a surefire hit for both girls and boys and lots of play value.
In Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 you work in emergency room with other doctors saving lives. Its sort of like Cooking Mama but you fix up patients.. If this makes sense. At any rate older kids OVE this game and it is very well made. A good investment will excellent play value.
Imagine Teacher made by the same video game designers who brought us “Fashion Designer” and “Figure Skater” this is kind of cute. My daughter (11) finds it quite fun. Also just released is Imagine Wedding Designer Good harmless fun.
Guitar Hero: On Tour is not just for boys! My daughter and her friends LOVE this. Very high cool factor on this game.
Puzzler Collection has 2,000 different puzzles at 3 different levels. Great game for both girls and boys although I find girls tend to gravitate towards the problem solving video games more than boys. This is also a great buy- this video game is under 15.00 and would be a perfect birthday gift . A newer release.
Mario Party DS is a great, safe choice than girls will like. Probably one of the best games of the year for NDS.
Popular right now, Nintendo DS Lite Metallic Rose if you are looking to buy a Nintendo DS for a girl. especially in the 8-10 year old range. This also come with game, Nintendogs Labrador Retriever & Friends
Very fun and lots of mileage out of it- great for both boys and girls and adults is Crossword DS
One of my favourite new games is Eco Creatures: Save The Forest you manage a forest and take care of the animals and its resources. Good for all ages.
This is FANTASTIC game for girls- Zoo Hospital– VERY popular- especially if your daughter likes animals.
A new “Taking Care if Horses” type video game, Let’s Ride: Friends Forever
American Girl: Julie Finds a Way The first Nintendo DS games based on the “American Girls” book series. This is good for girl 10 and under.. but depends on child.
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass For girls you like playing the RPG-type games ( role playing). This is GREAT game and has a lot of play value. This would be at top of list to get as well. It is also a new release.
Just out is Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings and it is wildly popular for older kids into RPG type games.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates is good for older more cerebral girls.
You will NOT go wrong with one of these- they are best selling and most popular DS games for girls of all time: Nintendogs (Chihuahua) DS This is a HUGE favorite, and one she will pick up and play a lot. Probably her most played game in last year. This is older game and will be a HUGE hit if you are looking for Nintendo DS game for 8-10 year girl.
Cooking Mama. This was good – sounds more boring but tons of fun. You you use the Nintendo ds stylus to “cook” meals, chopping and dicing /measuring. I think this is a great unschooling game . . This was a bonus as my 4 year old son loves to watch her play… so they enjoyed on long road trip to Florida last year. Again- very fun- good for 8-10 year olds..
Newer version is Cooking Mama 2: Dinner With Friends and we got as much mileage out of it as the first Cooking Mama.
New Super Mario Bros.. This was also HUGE hit, and alot of play value. Excellent game for boys and girls.
Animal Crossing Another biggie- not so much fun when played on Gamecube- but they LOVE playing it on Nintendo DS. Many unschoolers I know credit this video game with “teaching” their kids to read :-).. Very popular with girls, good for 8-12 years.
In the same vein is Harvest Moon DS Cute
All of the animal Nintendo games are a hit- ones, especially Pet Vet . This has everything going for it- all kinds of animals and being a “Vet”. A hands down winner. Other very popular animal themed Nintendo ds games are Catz, Purr Pals and Dogz
A very popular Nintendo DS game for girls : High School Musical
Any other best NDS games for girls? Let me know!