Tuesday, September 19, 2006

#7 - Check out this technology

Okay, so I know all you gamers and hi-tech people will think this is old news, but I just found out about the new Nintendo Wii game system - thanks Matt! It is amazing! For those of you who aren't familiar with it, check out this site: http://wii.nintendo.com/software_wii_sports.html

I haven't had a chance to explore the whole system (and please understand that I don't own any game systems and normally could care less) but this one looks really cool. You hook it up to your tv and then for the sports mode, you use the remote as if it were your bowling ball, tennis racket, baseball bat etc. What intrigued me about this is how useful it could be for my 3 autistic children. They aren't quite ready to join their typical peers on the tennis court or baseball field yet, but I want them to learn at least the basics of some of these sports. They are intrigued with computers, though they are resistant to play any new games. This seems like a game they might be intrigued enough to play. I showed it to their O.T. and she could see the possibility of it improving their balance, their coordination, their confidence.

So who knows - maybe I'll become a gamer mom yet---yeah right!!

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