Nintendo has come a long way from when I was a kid. I can’t help but get nostalgic playing Nintendo Switch games with my own kids. Keep reading if you are looking for the best Nintendo Switch games for kids. The Nintendo Switch gaming console and a variety of games are featured in many of my gift guides for kids.
Top Nintendo Switch Games for Kids
Nintendo has a variety of games that are perfect for family game nights. Keep scrolling to check out the best Nintendo Switch games for families to play together.
First, what is a Nintendo Switch?
The Nintendo Switch is a hybrid gaming console. That means you can connect it to a TV and play games that way. Another option is to use the console as a wireless handheld device. It’s insanely popular in our home and as an adult, I also love to play the Nintendo Switch.
The Nintendo Switch system comes with everything you need to pop in a game and play, including:
- Nintendo Switch console
- Nintendo Switch dock
- 1 Joy-Con™ (L) controller, 1 Joy-Con™ (R) controller
- 2 Joy-Con™ wrist strap accessories
- Joy-Con grip accessory
- Nintendo Switch AC adapter
- HDMI cable
I highly recommend purchasing a Charging Dock to keep the Switch Joy-Cons charged.
What is Nintendo Switch Lite?
Nintendo Switch Lite a new version of the Nintendo Switch system that’s optimized for personal, handheld play. Nintendo Switch Lite is a small and light Nintendo Switch system at a great price.
Best Nintendo Switch games for kids
Discover the best Nintendo Switch games for young kids ages 3 and up! Most of my picks are rated E for everyone. Our family loves to play Just Dance 2021, Super Mario Party, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe together. Personally, I am excited to play Animal Crossing: New Horizons as I’ve heard rave reviews from my friends who love to play themselves.
There are two ways to access these games. One is by purchasing the games at retailers and inserting the discs into the gaming console. The other is to buy the games digitally and download them. Learn how to access Nintendo Switch games digitally here.
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