Marv brought home a Nintendo Wii for us last week. Stephen and I have played Wii Sports and Mario Party for about 30-45 minutes every day. It’s a great way for us to have some fun together at home (we have more than just video games to enjoy, of course!) especially since the weather in London has been so rainy this summer. Fortunately, it’s sunny today so we’re definitely headed out!

Here are the top 10 things Stephen has learned from playing Wii video games:

  1. How to take turns
  2. How to be patient
  3. How to be a good winner, and NOT a sore loser
  4. How to follow directions
  5. How to control his body – both gross and fine motor movements
  6. How to add up the scores
  7. How to strategize
  8. How to make decisions quickly
  9. How to translate an idea into something concrete. Check out the LEGO model he made of Mario Party!
    From Stephen’s Toy…
  10. When to call it quits!

OK, so he’s going to be five years old in less than two weeks but he’s still technically four!

What have you learned from video games?