I took a risk. I've got 4 year old (almost 5!) twins who are not the most coordinated when it comes to video game, yet. I know they're not in that zone just yet, but we're getting there.
That said, I knew of a few parents who had Wii Fit for their family, and they have a daughter just about the same age as my girls, and she LOVES it.
So I decided to give it a try. I had a bunch of credit at a video game store so I bought Wii Fit and found Wii Fit Plus for $10 elsewhere.
Well, I got home and tried it out with the girls, and after going through the blasted set-up process 3 different times (which was a trial of my patience, as well as my girls!) we got into the games.
From then, it was an absolute blast. The way that the system works, it's just fun. It doesn't matter if you're winning or losing, it's all about having fun. It's quick to switch between users, thankfully! The first was a bit less forgiving. And everything is unlocked from the start, even the 15 new games.
From the hula hoop game, to the flying chicken it is just a good, fun time. There can be competition which tends to be a bit confusing at this age, but we focus on the joy of playing and it generally works out in the end.
It's just a shame there isn't a video camera like on the PS3 Singstar, because having video of all of us dancing like fools would be great!
It really is a nice, fun and simple way to have fun with your family. And if you're trying it to assist with weight loss, it may not be the best option out there (the EA Sports Active series is a bit more focused on cardio and such), but it most certainly will not hurt. One thing to note, though, it ONLY operates on BMI, which is far from a proper and exact science. So it may classify someone as overweight when the designiation may not be deserved.
So to summarize... it is a fun game that can assist with your exercise routine, to change things up, or just add a bit to every day life. It'll get you using your Wii more and although it may up in the dust collection drawer in a few months, it will be a fun few months and as they release more, it will find its way out again!!