We bought the Wii game system back in January or February. I have a ten year old and a four year old. The ten year old loves it, absolutely. I think he'd be willing to give up a kidney rather than lose the Wii (and I have to concur). The four year old was a little disillusioned because she can't quite get the hang of the games. She was almost okay with baseball and bowling, but not quite. So when the rest of us wanted to Wii, she'd get annoyed, then annoying. She'd march through our bowling alley demanding to be heard!
Then I stumbled upon Cosmic Family. The genius of this game is that it is aimed at 4-8 year olds, and is excellent for hand-eye coordination, problem-solving, and has music and dancing segments that made my daughter start dancing around the room (physical exercise). She found this game extremely user friendly (took her about 5 minutes to get the hang of it), and there's an elephant you can click if you get stuck. There's puzzles, interactive games, and a family that lives in rocket ship...what can be cooler than that?
I can see the advantages to her playing this game already. It will help her with future mouse-control on the computer, and as previously stated, the problem-solving skills are very beneficial. To give an example, there is a "mixed-up" room that she needs to point, click and drag to the right area. When she gets the room in proper order, confetti covers the screen, and music plays. She gets to progress to the next level, or keep solving more of the same puzzles.
We've only had the game one day so far, but she loves it, and so do I. :)