We’re a house of people who love to game, maybe not so much now as before Pops but it’s still something that plays a big part in our household. From MM’s FIFA Friday, my love of YouTube and Pops and her Netflix shows (mainly barbie’s dream house) – The PlayStation really is for the whole family.
There are over 140 games ages 3+ (Suitable for Pops) and you can set up restrictions to make sure those age limits are being adhered to. Growing up neither me or MM had strict rules with games and consoles but now the internet is bigger (and probably badder) it’s important to take control and monitor your kids on things like this. That’s why it’s great that playStation allows you to do that. It allows you to set up individual accounts and have parental control settings for each one.
As much as we’d all love our kids to go out and play it’s not always a reality. We live in Wales so it’s rarely a reality. Having an outlet is important, but like all things it needs moderation.
We’ve been playing two really fun family games at the moment and never need much of an excuse to get it on. Just ask anyone who’s visited in the last couple of months.
The first game is ‘That’s You’ it’s such an odd but funny game. It’s part of the playstation link game range which means you can download the app and use your phone to play along. The game is all about you and the others playing. Selfies, doodle challenges and questions like who is most afraid of the dark? We usually play this one when the kids are in bed as it’s a 12 and the doodle challenges can get a bit silly.
The other game we’re loving at the moment is ‘Knowledge is Power’. This is a game I got to test out at the family Playstation event I attended a few months back and it was so fun. The questions are so current and it’s so bright and colourful to play and watch. This is also one of the link games. You choose a character and then get to work, fastest finger wins but you also get to use power plays to slow other players down… they can return the favour though so watch out. This game is 3+ and Pops definitely loves cheering us on as we play. She’s not able to read and play along yet but I know she’ll love it when she can.
Knowledge is Power, isn’t it? That couldn’t be more true when it comes to our kids and what they get up to in their spare time.
There are so many negative views on kids gaming but it’s important to remember that it’s not what your kids are doing it’s how they are and as long as you are knowledgable and able to understand and monitor it can be a great way for them to have fun. It’s also a really great way to spend time together as a family. Make your Playstation for the family… like they say, If you can’t beat them. Join them!
If you’re looking for more information on how to make your PlayStation for the family and how to keep kids safe online then check out the parents guide.
Until the next post,
Are and Pops.
We were invited along to the family Playstation event and gifted the game Knowledge is Power.