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Best Wii Games for Preschoolers

Updated on September 11, 2014
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Wii Games For Kids 6 and Under!

Featuring the best Wii games created for kids from 2-6 years old, plus a few more created for "Everyone" that are open and easy enough for younger kids to play on their own.

Little kids love being able to game like the big kids. I've let mine play from the time they're able to hold and wave the Wii remote. The Wii can be great for even the youngest gamers when the controls are kept simple and the reading to a minimum, which is true of a large selection of games released for kids under the age of six. Even better is that many of these Wii games feature characters they know and love.

Ni Hao, Kai-Lan: Super Game Day

Ni Hao, Kai-Lan: Super Game Day was one of the first family party games designed for preschoolers. Little players can choose to play as the adorable Nickelodeon characters from the show, including the little tiger and monkey characters, which were popular here.

Even the youngest players can participate in the activities chosen for the ten mini games, such as butterfly catching, kite flying, dragon boat racing, bubble popping, badminton, and soccer. These games are intended to be socially educational, teaching good sportsmanship and broadening cultural awareness.

My middle boy loved this game above all others at ages two and three.

1 or 2 Players

Recommended Ages: 2-6

Nickelodeon Fit

Nickelodeon Fit is a fitness game just for our preschool gamers. Beloved Nick Jr. characters Dora, Diego, Kai-lan, and the Backyardigans help promote exercise fun.

Over 30 mini games keep kids engaged and moving, including biking with Dora, river rafting with Diego, running with Kai-lan and jump rope with the Backyardigans.

Other features include achievement tracking and the ability to queue up activities for your child.

Limited multiplayer, primarily single player

Recommended Age: 3 and up

Nickelodeon Fit Video

Nickelodeon Dance 2

Kids love their very own dance game with stars they know and love, singing and moving to songs just for them.

Team Umizoomi and the Bubbleguppies join returning Nickelodeon Dance stars like Dora and the Fresh Beat Band in Nickelodeon Dance 2.

Nickelodeon and 2K did a great job with this game.

Recommended Age: Preschoolers

Nickelodeon Dance Video

Sesame Street Musical Monsterpiece

Musical Monsterpiece is a delight for little Sesame Street fans.

Activities engage children in the creation of music as well as the enjoyment of dance, all while tossing in a little math through the connection between math and music.

This neat little game is easy enough for the toddler gamer, but mom and dad can help if they want to play, too.

1 Player, Limited 2 Player

Recommended Ages: Toddler on up

Musical Monsterpiece Video

Just Dance Kids 2

Just Dance Kids features 40 fun dance routines, with covers of songs loved by kids of all ages. Genres of music include popular music, classics, movie hits, and TV-show favorites, making this a fun game for kids of all ages.

For the littlest gamers, they have songs from The Wiggles and Yo Gabba Gabba as well toddler classics like "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes."

Cooperative mode is just what you'd expect, with kids dancing together to the songs they love. The challenge mode, however, has a unique twist, with kids "popping" bubbles while they dance to see who can collect the most.

Up to 4 players

Recommended Age: Toddlers on up

Just Dance Kids Video

World of Zoo - Up to 4 Players

World of Zoo

I'm cheating just a little bit, to include World of Zoo in this list. The gameplay is meant for an older player, but if you ignore the Zoo development goals, toddlers, too, can enjoy playing with and caring for their favorite animals.

Whatever the animal wants appears in a thought-bubble over their head. Clicking the thought-bubble makes that item drop down in front of the animal. The game even saves automatically.

Players are given a choice of animal to begin their zoo with, so kids can choose their favorites and immediately begin playing with them. The monkeys and big cats, were, again, popular choices here.

At 2 1/2, 4, and 8 years old, my three oldest loved playing this together.

Up to 4 Players

World of Zoo Video

Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure

Like Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey, which was an earlier Wii title, Disney Princess: My FairyTale Adventure is a good beginning role-playing game for Disney Princess fans.

There is adventure to be had as players take on the role of an apprentice to the Fairy Godmother, travel the enchanting worlds of Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel and Tiana, and use their magic wands to help undo a spell that's been cast over the kingdoms.

Best for the older preschooler - around ages 4 or 5 and up.

Fairytale Adventure Trailer

Enchanted Journey

Although an older title, Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey is a lot of fun for families with younger children. It's a one to two player, cooperative game, so they get to help each other, rather than compete, to complete the tasks.

Your child gets to create her own princess and play the part, interacting with favorite Disney Princesses to help them restore their kingdoms.

The storyline is a simple role playing adventure, with no killing. The players, as princess, simply wave their wands and the enemies turn into butterflies. I've had three to seven year olds playing this game and it fit their skill levels well. Even my little son loved playing this game with his big sister.

1-2 Player, Cooperative

Recommended Ages: 4 and Up

Dora Saves the Snow Princess

Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess is an easy, fun adventure for Dora fans. They'll explore a snowy world and soar on a pegasus, but best of all, help Dora and Boots on their adventure.


The game allows parents or another helper to join in using the Snowy Forest Helper feature and a second controller.

Up to 2 Players

Best for kids ages 2 - 5

Go Diego Go: Great Dinosaur Rescue

Of course, if you have a mad little Diego fan, like I do, you need at least one of the Diego games. In the great Dinosaur Rescue, your little gamer can explore a world of dinosaurs in this easy adventure for ages 2-5. For little ones who love Diego and dinosaurs, it's a dream of a game.

Parents, siblings, or friends can join in using the Dinosaur Guide Helper feature and a second controller.

Diego's Rescue Safari, and the early Dora Wii adventures are all very similar, with different themes. You pretty much only need one. For my daughter, we picked up one of the Dora games. My older boys didn't care for dinosaurs, so we ordered the Rescue Safari title on eBay. Now my youngest, HE likes dinosaurs, so this is the game for him.

Up to 2 Players

Recommended Ages: 2-5

Guestbook - Know a great Wii game for preschoolers that I missed?

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    • boneworld profile image

      Jackson Thom 3 years ago from West of Left South Lucky

      These are some great ideas. I have a preschooler, and these are great games for him. Bookmarking this for later.

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      PatrickHayes76 4 years ago

      Great information thank you for sharing. We love playing the Wii and our kids are just getting old enough where they are getting into it. Some great suggestions above. Thanks for the awesome lens.

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      TwilightLurker 4 years ago

      This lens demonstrates just how all-encompassing the Wii's audience is. You've got games designed purely for entertainment, games intended to help you exercise and become healthier and games with education and learning in mind. Definitely going to pass along this lens to some friends that I know that have kids!

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      CharMarie 4 years ago

      Thanks for the info! I'd like to check into the Disney Princess game for my grand-daughters!

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      BlowDryBar 4 years ago

      I've been looking for wii games for my 2 year old daughter with no luck. These are great suggestions!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I agree that Mario and Sonic at the Olympics is a great game. My young child played on it all the time

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      sierradawn lm 4 years ago

      All of these games look most excellent. My oldest grandson just got married so I may need to be learning up on all this stuff. Great Grandma Time?

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      Lee 4 years ago from Derbyshire, UK

      Mario Olympics would be the one I'd recommend!

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      atyqinc 4 years ago

      The wii system is fun, my children play to Great Dinosaur rescue, it is a very good game...

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      playercoach 5 years ago

      The Wii system is so fun and great exercise for kids--gets 'em of the couch and moving around to play! Well done here.

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      rawwwwwws lm 5 years ago

      Thanks for your lens! I can definitely use what you have shared to buy my little nieces and nephews some wii games! Thanks again!

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      dellgirl 5 years ago

      Fun lens you have here, I enjoyed it. Itâs very nice, thanks for sharing.**Blessed by a Squid Angel**

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      JeanJohnson LM 5 years ago

      really cool games, maybe i'll get a wii for my kids, looks fun.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      Very cool selection for preschoolers. Thank you very much!

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      Close2Art LM 5 years ago

      great picks, thanks for the info, blessed

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      mistyblue75605 lm 5 years ago

      We have an elmo game that did not go over well at all, but we got just dance for kids and they love it!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      very informative, I have two grandchildren and thinking of a wii for one of their birthdays next year, so these game outlines are very useful,

      Barb

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks for the Wii info on preschoolers. Our 3 year old is very interested in Wii recently and your lens has provided some great games as resources for her learning and entertainment.

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      hunksparrow 6 years ago

      My nephew loves the Just Dance game. It is hilarious to see him shake it.

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      Robert T Gasperson 6 years ago from South Carolina

      We just got A to Zoo Adventure for my daughter. She loves it.

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      jdwheeler 6 years ago

      We just got "Elmo: A to Zoo". It's my 3 year old little girl's first video game. The controls are a little complicated but she got used to it quick.

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      mikerbowman 6 years ago

      This is an exciting list of games for preschoolers... thanks for sharing! I will have to keep these in mind for upcoming nephew and niece birthdays! Since it's already too late for me to get these before Xmas... I wish I had seen this sooner!

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      hayleylou lm 6 years ago

      The Elmo one looks great :)

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      Jen 6 years ago from California

      Just the info I was looking for! Thanks for the reviews!

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      reflectionhaiku 6 years ago

      Excellent resources and recommendations on educational Wii games. Thanks so much for this great lens!

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      xrayspecs 6 years ago

      Thanks for pointing out these games for pre-schoolers. While my boys are too young to be into video games just yet I know it won't be long before they're asking for a turn at the console and now I can be ready :)

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      xiaohuaz lm 6 years ago

      My son loves Mario Winter Games.

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      CustomSquids 6 years ago

      From the time my son was old enough to hold a gaming controller in his hand he has always loved sports games. I don't know if there are other kids like this but that is the type of games he played when he was a preschooler.

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      fluffanutta 7 years ago from UK

      When my daughter was younger, she enjoyed playing Go Diego Go and Wii Play. Simple games that didn't need too much supervision. Cosmic Family is also good.