A Little Creativity....
Over Christmas my children and I spent time reviewing and playing with the new uDraw Gametablet - it's available for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and also Wii, which is what we tested it out on.
According to PlayTHQ...."uDraw offers an entirely new way to play on video game consoles....it encourages creative expression, keeps minds active and offers uniquely engaging gameplay that can be enjoyed by the whole family. It's the first console-based artistic tool of its kind".
As a family we are new to any kind of console based games or really any type of electronic games....we have only recently bought a Wii.
We received with the uDraw the following games : Pictionary, Studio:Instant Artist and Disney Princess Enchanting Storybooks.
Pictionary took a little working out - but this was primarily since I was the one setting it up and most types of instructions tend to leave me confused, it's been fine since that first time - and as a family we loved it! Lots of fun and a game we have returned to.
My daughter loves anything artistic or creative and absolutely loves the uDraw Studio:Instant Artist game....it seems that you can do 1001 things on it, she produced some amazing designs. You can also use the "Remmy the art guide" on it and take art lessons...you really can spend hours on it, it's very clever and lots of fun. My daughter is 10 but my 6 year son was also able to use it very easily too.
It would seem that girls never truly grow out of Cinderella and princesses, because she also enjoyed playing on the Disney Princess game too :)
My children have both continued to play with the uDraw, they like the creativity of it, it's more than just a game and that's what appeals to me as a parent too. It's definitely something they will continue to use, not something that will be consigned to the back of the cupboard for the rest of the year :)