Games for a 6-year-old

In a week, my niece turns 6. She got a DSi this summer, and wants a game for her birthday. So then comes the question; what game do you buy for a 6 year old girl? Since she just has started school, she has not learned any English yet, so that complicates things a bit. I have come up with a few candidates though;
 
The Legendary Starfy: I have not played this myself, but as far as I can see, it is a fairly good reviewed game. Is it easy enough for my niece?
 
Nintendogs: I'm not sure about this one. I bought it for my girlfriend's kids when they whre 6-7 years, and they had trouble with the voice-recognition. Having to repeat each command in the exact same pitch was not easy.
 
Scribblenauts: Available in Norwegian, so that would be great as a supplement to learning to read/write properly. Are the controls good enough? Too bad Super Scribblenauts doesn't come out until late october.
 
Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise: I played the 360-game, and it was hard as hell. Definately not a game for a 6-year-old. What about the DS-version?
 
Lastly I should mention her skill-level. I think she's fairly good for her age, playing Mario Kart DS and beating the easier cups without problems. That is the only game I have seen her play though.
 
So if anyone has got any tips for me, it would be greatly appreciated :)

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Posted by sahest

In a week, my niece turns 6. She got a DSi this summer, and wants a game for her birthday. So then comes the question; what game do you buy for a 6 year old girl? Since she just has started school, she has not learned any English yet, so that complicates things a bit. I have come up with a few candidates though;
 
The Legendary Starfy: I have not played this myself, but as far as I can see, it is a fairly good reviewed game. Is it easy enough for my niece?
 
Nintendogs: I'm not sure about this one. I bought it for my girlfriend's kids when they whre 6-7 years, and they had trouble with the voice-recognition. Having to repeat each command in the exact same pitch was not easy.
 
Scribblenauts: Available in Norwegian, so that would be great as a supplement to learning to read/write properly. Are the controls good enough? Too bad Super Scribblenauts doesn't come out until late october.
 
Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise: I played the 360-game, and it was hard as hell. Definately not a game for a 6-year-old. What about the DS-version?
 
Lastly I should mention her skill-level. I think she's fairly good for her age, playing Mario Kart DS and beating the easier cups without problems. That is the only game I have seen her play though.
 
So if anyone has got any tips for me, it would be greatly appreciated :)

Posted by WitchHunter_Z

If she doesn't have New Super Mario Bros, that's a great game for anyone.

Posted by bellmont42

Harvest Moon games.
Pokemon games
Spyro.
probably more.. scribblenauts is good