The Best Wii Games and Controllers for Preschoolers

Even a three year old can learn to use the Wii on their own with the special games and controllers designed just for them (mine did!). Not sure your little one is ready for video games? Consider it is much more engaging than watching TV, promotes hand eye coordination, and many of the games are educational. Plus, it’s an easy way to sneak in some exercise on a rainy day.

It’s very important with this age group to get a game designed specifically for preschoolers. Trust me, these games are much different than your average game designed for even elementary age kids and rated “E for everyone.”

Try one of these highly rated Wii games for preschoolers:

Nickelodeon Fit Wii game for preschoolersNickelodeon Fit
by 2K Play
List Price: $39.99
For Ages: 3 to 8
Over 30 active games designed by children’s fitness experts to develop gross motor skills and promote fitness. Either the wii remote or the balance board can be used. more info button


Go Diego Go: Safari Rescue wii game for preschoolersGo Diego Go: Safari Rescue
by 2K Play
List Price: $19.99
For Ages: 3 to 8
This adventure game fully utilizes the wii remote with motions including swimming, digging, drumming and stomping. Your child also can “fix” mixed up animals and collect stamps and photos for their very own “safari book.” more info button


World of Zoo Wii Game for PreshcoolersWorld of Zoo
by THQ
List Price: $29.99
For Ages: 3 to 8
Create you own zoo and interact with the animals. Older kids can level up and unlock new features, while the youngest preschoolers can feed and play with their zoo animals just by pointing and pushing.more info button


Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess wii game for preschoolDora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess
by 2K Play
List Price: $19.99
For Ages: 3 to 8
Explore a magical snowy forest while helping the fairies save the snow princess. There are also 12 mini games, and a parent or sibling can play along. more info button


Ni Hao, Kai-Lan: Super Game Day wii game for preschoolersDora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess
by 2K Play
List Price: $29.99
For Ages: 3 to 8
This game is super easy to use and features 10 fun-filled mini games, including butterfly catching, kite flying, dragon boat racing, bubble popping, badminton and soccer challenge. More than one player can compete, and the game encourages good sportsmanship and social skills. more info button


Go, Diego, Go!: Great Dinosaur Rescue wii game for preschoolersGo, Diego, Go!: Great Dinosaur Rescue
by 2K Play
List Price: $19.99
For Ages: 3 to 8
Use more than 12 different Wii Remote motions to stomp like a dinosaur, climb across monkey bars, fly on a Pteradon and bounce over obstacles on a pogo stick. A helper can join in with another remote. more info button


Just Dance Kids wii game for preschoolersJust Dance Kids
by UBI Soft
List Price: $29.99
For Ages: 3 to 10
Players dance to kid-friendly tunes by mimicing the on screen dancers. You simply need to hold the remote while dancing to play and earn points. more info button


Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom Wii game for preschoolersDora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom
by 2K Play
List Price: $29.99
For Ages: 3 to 8
Players help restore the color to the Crystal Kingdom by finding all of the color drystals throughout different locations like a butterfly cave, cloud castle and dragon land. A helper can join in with another controller. more info button


Consider investing in a small controller so your child doesn’t get frustrated trying to work a controller that’s too big for her hands. Some kid-friendly controllers available at Amazon:

Wii Kid Friendly Remote and PlaychukWii Kid Friendly Remote and Playchuk
by ICON
List Price: $34.99
For Ages: 3 to 12
Kid-sized remote and nunchuck in bright colors. Wii motion plus must be attached. Also available in pink.
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Pro Pack Mini for Wii - Mini Remote and MiniChukPro Pack Mini for Wii – Mini Remote and MiniChuk
by POWER A
List Price: $49.99
For Ages: 3 to 12
These mini Wii remotes and nunchuks are 35% smaller than the adult ones, and the buttons are bigger. Wii motion plus is built in. Available in purple, black, and red.more info button


Do you know of any wii games or accessories preschoolers would love? We’d love to hear about them – leave a comment!


  • http://kindredspiritmommy.com Lindsey@Kindred Spirit Mommy

    I didn’t know there were Wii motes for kids! Love that! :) Great list, I was just wondering about Wii games for preschoolers. :)

  • A Pen

    Great list! A few more titles from our experience also suitable for very young gamers:
    Cosmic Family
    Thomas: Hero of the Rails
    Pooyoos (wii ware)
    Pop (wii ware)
    Bob the builder

    Mario Kart
    Mario Party
    These last 2 will need adult help to setup, but there are ‘simple’ option settings in the games that give 3yr olds a chance to play without getting frustrated too easily.

  • A Pen

    Not exactly for preschoolers, but one tip – you can play a few educational, early version flashbased games directly from the wii’s web browser (a safari version if I remember correctly).
    See ICTgames.com via the wii, and you can play some/most games from your tv with the wii controller as the mouse.
    Cbeebies (please google for exact address/link) have a few of their games that will work on the wii (eg Tweenies and In the night garden), but its a minority, most doesn’t work. I only find out via trial and error.
    Newer based flash games (or other similar such as shockwave or html5) does not work on the wii unfortunately. If anyone knows other websites with older flash games, please share!

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