Best Nintendo Switch Games For Little Kids | A Dad's Perspective

Best Nintendo Switch Games For Little Kids | A Dad's Perspective

As a parent myself, I’ve found that these games work pretty well for kids who are under 6 years old. This is my personal pick for what I think are the best Nintendo Switch Games for Little kids. They’re are great games for introducing you kids to video games for the first time. If you’re shopping for a Switch in 2020 this video may help you decide if you should buy a Nintendo switch for as a Christmas present for you children.

If you found this video helpful, give it a thumbs up, let me know if you have any questions about games you’re considering, and share it with someone who is wondering if a Nintendo switch is good for their young family.


Links to the Games Mentioned in the Video
Super Mario Odyssey:

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe:

Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu:

Pokémon Let’s go Eevee:

Pokéball Plus Controller:

Animal Crossing New Horizons:

Here are some honorable mentions that didn’t make the list and may be suitable for some children 6-10 years old.

Yoshi’s Crafted World
Pokémon Sword/Shield
Super Mario 3D All Stars
Sonic Mania
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker
Paper Mario The Origami King
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Splatoon 2
Luigi’s Mansion 3
Mario Maker 2

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  1. Temple at Solo Gaming on June 20, 2021 at 1:06 am

    How limiting is reading on Animal Crossing for your little one? Do you need to read the text or is it possible to play without reading?

  2. Kurt Helmuth on June 20, 2021 at 1:07 am

    Thanks for the great recommendations! Keep it up! 😁

  3. Wira Pekerti on June 20, 2021 at 1:08 am

    I am planning to "buy my 5 yo son" switch.
    So this is actually the video I’m looking for!!

    I want to purchase first game that is easy and fun without making my son first game experience become frustrating. Nice job!

  4. Chaos Cwazy on June 20, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Thank you my brother! 🙂

  5. R. Westbrook on June 20, 2021 at 1:12 am

    There are lots of games that SEEM good for young kids, but mine only just started school so they cant read yet. Most of these games would be lost on them unfortunately

  6. Salty & Sakura Gaming on June 20, 2021 at 1:15 am

    Have any Questions about games that I didn’t cover? Have you found another game to work for your family?

  7. trza49er on June 20, 2021 at 1:18 am

    Oh wow, I had no idea about the assisted mode in Mario Kart. Just got my Switch and the steering wheels, this is the final piece of the puzzle for my race lovin’ 3 year old daughter!

    Thanks man, great video.

  8. Willie “Billy” Beamen on June 20, 2021 at 1:19 am

    thanks this was helpful

  9. Jane Siu on June 20, 2021 at 1:22 am

    Yes we just bought it for the “kids” we got Mario party to start , now thinking of other games ! Do you have a video on parent controls tips and tricks .

  10. Abraham on June 20, 2021 at 1:26 am

    I recommend some titles for Switch
    – Professor Layton
    – Mario Party

  11. Jason Danner on June 20, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Great video brother, appreciate all the time you put into it – thank you 😁👍

  12. Matt Szalay on June 20, 2021 at 1:31 am

    Thank you brother. Haven’t been able to find any videos for young kids. Usually 10 and under

  13. Ruger Boyks on June 20, 2021 at 1:32 am

    Only thing is I wish the games were explained whether or not you have to read or do the characters also speak out loud so you don’t have to read

  14. Atey One on June 20, 2021 at 1:34 am

    Awesome I just pre-ordered the new MH rise switch and wanted to find out the best games to play with my daughter, shes keen to learn games and is fascinating when I’m playing on my PC loves to climb on my desk and press buttons hahaha she’s 3 so Mario Karts will be an excellent pick, keep up with the good content!

  15. Kevin Merrill on June 20, 2021 at 1:42 am

    I have a nephew who’s almost seven. Do you think it’s right to make him wait to play E10+ games until he’s 10 or do you think playing a couple of years before is acceptable?

  16. Andrea poιrιer on June 20, 2021 at 1:42 am

    Thank you so much for this finally got “the kids” a switch been trying to figure out the best game for my 4 year old to try

  17. GabiElaaGaming x on June 20, 2021 at 1:43 am

    Your commentary was amazing in this video Salty! And I might pick up Mario Odyssey thanks! 😊

  18. Amber Rodriguez on June 20, 2021 at 1:45 am

    Thank you, this helped me decide for Christmas shopping. We got our 6 year old a switch and since she’s not reading very well yet I wasn’t sure which games she would be able to enjoy solo. Definitely getting Mario cart for family fun. I was also looking at luigi’s haunted mansion if anyone has any insight?

  19. Eleanor Noonan on June 20, 2021 at 1:46 am

    Good choice of games I’m thinking of getting Pokémon Shield and Caption Toad Treasure Tracker for myself and my brother and my parents so we can all play the games tg and for my friends too so they don’t get bored at my house. like I also have Pokémon Sword, Let’s Go Eevee and Let’s Go Pikachu, NES and SNES on my switch

  20. UnderclassZero on June 20, 2021 at 1:48 am

    Super Mario 3d world and Mario Kart! My niece and nephew (5 & 6) had never played any video games, and they instantly LOVED both of these games. They’re both games you can enjoy playing with them and help them along, and they both have features that will help younger kids who don’t know what they’re doing to not have to feel like they’re failing.

  21. Lunchbox Ben on June 20, 2021 at 1:49 am

    Really well put together video. My little nieces already got most of these. I kind of hate paying $60 for Odyssey for my 9yo and 3yo nieces, especially since they have American Girl dolls and each just got a Switch and new iPad from their other grandma when I felt lucky to get food when I was little. They already got Mario Kart and Animal Crossing.

    I’m kind of thinking about a couple fun ones, maybe something cute for my little niece that’s more her spee, since she has her own Switch with all the accessories already. Maybe Overcooked 2? It’s $12.49 from Nintendo directly, right now. I’m just not into kid’s games.

  22. Monkieplayz on June 20, 2021 at 1:49 am

    Thank you so much I was looking for a good game lol now I know I’m picking let’s go pikachu and eevee and now I know I’m totally getting the poke ball I can’t wait

  23. Badkitty239 on June 20, 2021 at 1:49 am


  24. The_Heartman on June 20, 2021 at 1:52 am

    Have you tried any of the games targeted for younger kids like the paw patrol game? I just got a switch lite for my three year old daughter. She loves paw patrol but I know how bad tv show/movie based games can be.

  25. dreamasaurr on June 20, 2021 at 1:55 am

    I’ll try to help the algorithm!! christmas switch nintendo children games mario animal crossing(trying to use related words ☺️)

  26. Jazmeyne on June 20, 2021 at 2:02 am

    My nephew commandeers my switch lite to play Mario Kart 8 all the time lol he’s 4

  27. Stephanie Hopkinson on June 20, 2021 at 2:04 am

    Hello, so your channel was the first recommended on the TV when i searched autism friendly games for the switch, so i had to log onto YouTube to say how amazing your suggestions are!! (The TV here doesn’t let you like or comment, just veiw the content) I am defo going to buy the mario cart and animal crossing for my youngest boy, they seem quite relaxed and not overly stimulating. Thank you so so much for this!!!