This week’s WFMW is a themed edition for sharing great toy ideas for the upcoming Christmas gift-giving season. Hands down, the most fun gift we were given last year was our Wii. It was from the in-laws to all of us and we have loved it!
Because most of the games (or, at least, the ones we have) require normal movements to play, even outdated moms like me can join in on the fun. To play tennis, you swing the Wii remote like a tennis racket; to bowl, you swing it like a bowling ball. And, with up to four remotes, almost the whole family can play.
Another great part about the Wii is that many games actually require the player to move. Although my husband has perfected the “bowling from the chair” technique, I have to stand and move like I’m really bowling to play. I even saw several pieces on CNN, when the Wii first came out, about nursing homes putting the games into their common rooms for the residents to play — and the residents were loving it!
I know the Wii is a bit pricey and there is a lot of negativity concerning video games, but this has been one of the best gifts we’ve ever had. It gives us something to do together as a family that everyone can enjoy…and it hasn’t become something to be discarded to the donation bin, nor does it have a million little pieces that I have to nag my kids to pick up.
So, I highly recommend the Wii…and you might as well get the Rock Band bundle to go with it. 😉