Summary: It's difficult to find quality educational Nintendo DS games and this is definitely one of them! My 6yo daughter has not gone through all the different subjects in the 3rd grade level (the user can choose 3rd grade level; 3rd and 4th grade level; or 4th grade level) yet...but she was enjoying the game so much that she didn't want to stop even after playing for 45min. She seems to like this game even more than Scribblenauts. Highly recommended!
Summary: If you are looking for a game that encourages thought and gives your child an opportunity to learn while having fun, this is it. I got this for my 9 year old at Christmas. Although it is not the first game he picks up to play, but he does enjoy it. I will encourage his to start, but he is the one that continues to play it for long periods of time. For him the title sounds too much like school to make it his first choice.
Summary: My 8-year old is somewhat resistant to "educational" games, but we bought this with her new DSi. It really is a LOT of fun! She played it for quite a long time, and we "grown-ups" thought it was pretty fun, too! This game far exceeded our expectations! Can't wait to see if it's available in the next grade levels. One great feature is that you can create multiple player profiles, so multiple children can play from the same game and all their stats and scores are saved.
Summary: I got this for my son, who is new to the DS but loved his Leapster. Most of the DS games he has are fun, but they are just games with not much educational value. I was looking for a DS game for my son that was similar to Leapster. This game is the closest that I have found so far. It seems to be mostly educational triva questions, but my son seems happy with it.
Summary: This is a fun game but it is not really at a 3rd or 4th grade level; it's higher. Some of the questions are really hard for a 10 year old and even myself at time. It's fun to play together though. Who writes these programs because they are why off on my kids learn in school at each grade level.