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    advice needed...

    whats the best christmas present for a 4 year old between these 2?

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    top one is a DS Lite, bottom, a PSP slim version.

    i'd say the PSP as hes only 4 and not started school so his hand movement (the DS uses a pen stick thingy) might not be up to much whereas the psp offers pick up and play-ability.

    opinions?

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    they are both quite abit advanced for a 4 year old in my opinion.

    but if i had to choose i would maybe go for the psp fat. i say fat as surely the slim would be easier to break, but thats me just assuming, could very well be wrong

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    rockatin

    they are both quite abit advanced for a 4 year old in my opinion.but if i … they are both quite abit advanced for a 4 year old in my opinion.but if i had to choose i would maybe go for the psp fat. i say fat as surely the slim would be easier to break, but thats me just assuming, could very well be wrong


    the wee guy can sit and play the xbox :? :?

    hes on live playing TMNT arcade game, a few nights a week. :w00t:

    MASSIVE pictures lol

    Errm, DS has probably got more kiddy type games and i don't think the control would be an issue

    I would go with the DS as ninteno make games that are more child friendly.

    The PSP is more powerful and fully featured, but could be complicated for a 4 yr old and plus they dont make games like Grand Theft Auto for the DS

    Give him a football, or a drum. That went down well with me when i was around that age lol.

    TBH I wouldn't get either....why not get some educational computer things? I.e Vtech stuff...or a leappad. Leappads are fun! :thumbsup:

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    My son got a GBA when he was 3 and a DS when they first came out. I had to buy my 4 year old girl a DS as she kept borrowing his. Well worth the expense.

    They both play the 360 as well.

    PSP I think is for an older child.

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    birdyboyuk

    TBH I wouldn't get either....why not get some educational computer … TBH I wouldn't get either....why not get some educational computer things? I.e Vtech stuff...or a leappad. Leappads are fun! :thumbsup:



    I have all them but although used occasionaly, nowhere near as much as the DS.

    Plus a DS is portable and great for travelling.

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    i would go with the ds lite, and get it from argos and pay the £18 (i think) for accidental 3 year warranty

    anything goes wrong within the 12 month warranty ( not accidental breakage) it is still replaced (not fixed) and warranty starts again, anything after the first year including accidetal it is replaced, but warranty does not start again

    I was leaning towards the DS.

    But if he can play the 360 then i would say the PSP.
    Has more similar games, and you can get a few kid games for it as well.
    If he plays alll the racing games etc then PSP cos the ds is useless in a few aspects.

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    Prissymiss

    My son got a GBA when he was 3 and a DS when they first came out. I had … My son got a GBA when he was 3 and a DS when they first came out. I had to buy my 4 year old girl a DS as she kept borrowing his. Well worth the expense.They both play the 360 as well.PSP I think is for an older child.


    seems like nintendo DS is the way to go then ...

    just had a look at some of the games available ... ben 10 is coming out for it before chrimbo, TMNT is out aswell.

    reading some reviews for the game is quite pathetic really. the games are clearly aimed at the younger audience and grown men are rating it poorly. :giggle:

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    fitzybhoy

    seems like nintendo DS is the way to go then ...just had a look at some … seems like nintendo DS is the way to go then ...just had a look at some of the games available ... ben 10 is coming out for it before chrimbo, TMNT is out aswell.reading some reviews for the game is quite pathetic really. the games are clearly aimed at the younger audience and grown men are rating it poorly. :giggle:



    Just keep any eye on the deals section, I have managed to pick up loads for under £10. They have over 30 games now (ok I will admit a few of them are for me:oops: )

    Flip a coin or get the cheapest option; the DS Lite. Nintendo consoles tend to have lots of games for brats.

    Prissymiss

    My son got a GBA when he was 3 and a DS when they first came out. I had … My son got a GBA when he was 3 and a DS when they first came out. I had to buy my 4 year old girl a DS as she kept borrowing his. Well worth the expense.They both play the 360 as well.PSP I think is for an older child.



    You told me you had no kiddies when I asked you awhile back.

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    I live in a shoe.:whistling:

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    if you go for the ds, this game just been posted for just short of £6


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    I teach Early Years and KS1, and am aware of a research paper being undertaken examining the use of the DS stylus in respect of handwriting progression and fine motor skills. I'm pretty convinced from what i've seen that the DS is beneficial to learning. As for practicality, the PSP is certainly too big for little hands wheras the DS can be leant on a desk, cushion, the lap, etc. Pacpix is particularly enjoyed by Reception classes I teach- i'm always taking 'my toys' in to share with them!

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    billyX

    I teach Early Years and KS1, and am aware of a research paper being … I teach Early Years and KS1, and am aware of a research paper being undertaken examining the use of the DS stylus in respect of handwriting progression and fine motor skills. I'm pretty convinced from what i've seen that the DS is beneficial to learning. As for practicality, the PSP is certainly too big for little hands wheras the DS can be leant on a desk, cushion, the lap, etc. Pacpix is particularly enjoyed by Reception classes I teach- i'm always taking 'my toys' in to share with them!



    Excellent post thanks.:thumbsup:

    billyX

    i'm always taking 'my toys' in to share with them!


    Apols if that sounds at all dodgy- it's lucky we have our own sort of gallows humour in the staffroom! Aw, i've been off since September on a WA research project and am mainly working from home- my post made me realise how much i'm missing the classroom... blub!
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