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Educational Childrens Nintendo DS Games List

Updated on March 23, 2011

Best Educational Childrens DS Games

Whether you have the Nintendo DS, DSi, or DS Lite, there are plenty of educational childrens DS Games to teach your children valuable skills.
Whether you have the Nintendo DS, DSi, or DS Lite, there are plenty of educational childrens DS Games to teach your children valuable skills.

Using the Nintendo DS as an Educational Tool

With less discipline around nowadays, getting your children to learn can sometimes be a difficult task. One of the best ways of helping children learn is to buy them educational childrens Nintendo DS games. Educational DS Games provide a great mixture of entertainment and knowledge, to help both you and your children expand their mind on a variety of subjects. Whether you choose Brain Training Games, or specific Educational DS games, you are bound to find the perfect educational Childrens DS Game.

If you are looking for some simple or advanced educational DS games to help your child (or even yourself) grasp the basics of a difficult subject, then these games will help entertain as well as educate.  Taking the fun and interactive Nintendo DS console, and later versions including the DSi and 3DS, and mixing games with trivia, facts, and lessons on core skills that people need to learn to survive in todays world.

So Why Should I Use the Nintendo DS to Teach my Children?

The Nintendo DS provides a huge amount of entertainment value.  On top of this the Nintendo DS's true power comes in the form of its versatility. You can buy several games which will help your children learn, be it improving their mental agility, or their knowledge on a specific subject.

There are plenty of educational chldrens Nintendo DS games which can help improve any aspect of your childrens education, and most of them can improve an adults mind as well!

Brain Training DS Games

I have written a more in depth guide to Brain Training Games However I will still go over the basics with you here.  Nintendo DS Brain Training Games are a great tool to help educate children with DS games.

While brain training software is a great addition to educational childrens DS games, it does not instill any actual knowledge, instead it improves you childs (And your own) capacity for thought, pattern recognition, memory, mathmatical skills and reasoning.

Brain training games can massively increase your childs intelligence with only half an hours brain exercise every day.  These educational childrens DS games really wil lhelp your children grow mentally, and help them learn the things which will be most important in life.

Nintendo DS Learn Series

The Learn series is probably one of the most well known series of educational DS games. Covering everything from Geography to chess, the Learn games will help teach you about a variety of subjects from the very basics to some pretty advanced areas of the specific field.

The Nintendo DS Learn Series provides up to date teaching software for the subject of your choice. Currently you can buy the following educational DS Games from Learn

  • Learn Geography
  • Learn Science
  • Learn Math
  • Learn Chess

However in the near future they will be developing educational childrens DS games for a whole variety of subjects, from History to English!

Person Trainer Educational DS Series

The Personal Trainer series is a great selection of educational DS games. Similar to the Learn Series, Personal Trainer covers a wider range of subjects. As well as educational childrens DS games Personal Trainer DS educational games include subjects such as Cooking and Weight Loss.

While not all of these educational DS games are suitable for children, you can still get Personal Trainer Maths or Cooking to help teach your children some of lifes lessons!

The Personal Trainer Series is a great set of educational Nintendo DS games, whether you are looking to exercise physically, or expand your mind.  By using the Personal Trainer DS games you should find it easier than ever before to complete your goals be they mental or physical.

A quick note though, for Children, many parents prefer the Learn Series of eduational DS games.  They tend to be more child friendly than Personal Trainer DS

Brain Quest Educational Nintendo DS Games

Brain Quest is a great educational DS game which provides entertainment and learning to children of all ages. Brain Quest is designed for children going through grades 1 to 6. It has simple games, puzzles and information which will help your child understand the world around them.

Brain Quest gives more than just basic tuition through Grades 1 & 6.  Brain Quest DS provides plenty of educational DS games which can help with everything from Maths to general knowledge.

Brain Quest is a great educational DS game for young children, and will definitely help them learn about the world around them, and give them an advantage during those school years! 


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      thisisoli 4 years ago from Austin, Texas (From York, England!)

      There maybe alternatives for other handhelds, I don't know if they will be form the same people though.

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      dodller 4 years ago

      I think some games like smarty pants and my word coach are great but these are too. Also can these games work for other handheld devices such as PSP and Nivida or wii

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      thisisoli 6 years ago from Austin, Texas (From York, England!)

      Yes, there are some great language training games!

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      maria 6 years ago

      Is there french ones since I am sending my son to french school God's willing

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      thisisoli 7 years ago from Austin, Texas (From York, England!)

      Yes, all these work on the DS Lite as well :)

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Will these games work on Nintendo DS Lite?

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      thisisoli 7 years ago from Austin, Texas (From York, England!)

      I am on the look out for more educational ds games, sshould have an updated list of educational childrens ds games coming soon!