Wednesday, July 30, 2008

We love Wii..

Nathan did his part to stimulate the economy by purchasing a Wii recently. It is great for someone who has disabilities like he does. It can be done with one hand, it can be set up for left or right handed players. It can be played by one person. The set up instructions are not complicated. The games (baseball, golf, tennis, boxing, and bowling) are simple, but can be made harder. They are especially good for eye-hand coordination exercise. They give instant feedback plus a replay of each action. He can operate the whole system by himself from memory and can choose his own games. We are very pleased with the Wii and plan on buying some more games for it. Thank you to the designers of the Wii for making a product that can be used by a person with very limited mobility and cognitive deficits, a product that brings hours of joy.

3 comments:

Judie and George said...

Sounds good. So this is just for games; no music?

bearnjo.com said...

The Wii is a great idea! I am so glad Nathan can enjoy it. I have watched (note I said watched) my nephews box and play other games and they really work up a sweat. I am thrilled it works for Nathan too. About time something was good for EVERYONE...well, except old people. BUt we can watch, enjoy and remember a lllooooonnnggg time ago when we played hard too. Jodie

Emily A. W. said...

Yay! Let me know when he is ready for a challenge in bowling. I am eager to play!