Best Nintendo DS Games for Kids

The Nintendo DS is one of the biggest portable systems ever made. Since its release in 2004, the system has evolved its look while maintaining its appealing play for gamers of all ages. Whether your kids are into sports, animals, art, adventure, puzzles, or simulation games, there's something on this list of great Nintendo DS games for kids that they're sure to love. If you're looking for the latest games in the DS family, check out our Best 3DS Games for Kids, and when you're interested in Nintendo's newest console, check out our Best Nintendo Switch Games for Kids list.

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Dora's Big Birthday Adventure Game Poster Image
Variety and fun in perfect preschool adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
(2010)
(2010)
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Dora's Cooking Club Game Poster Image
Fantastic, fun math game baked into a cooking sim.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
(2010)
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Team Umizoomi Game Poster Image
Math-based adventures well-suited to preschoolers.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
(2011)
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Magical Zhu Zhu Princess: Carriages & Castles Game Poster Image
Adorable toy-based game is well-designed for young players.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
(2011)
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Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers Game Poster Image
Fabulous baseball game promotes exercise, sportsmanship.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo Wii, Windows, Xbox 360
(2010)
(2010)
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The Magic School Bus: Oceans Game Poster Image
Hooks kids with fun games and loads them with knowledge.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
(2011)
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Art Academy Game Poster Image
Thorough, fun lessons will genuinely help your art.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
(2010)
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Kirby Mass Attack Game Poster Image
New twist on sidescrolling action games with easy controls.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
(2011)
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Pokemon Black Version/White Version Game Poster Image
Intriguing story has slew of online features.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
(2011)
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Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar Game Poster Image
In-depth farm sim is great entry in popular series.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
(2010)
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Super Scribblenauts Game Poster Image
The ultimate puzzle game for imagination and creativity.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
(2010)
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Professor Layton and the Last Specter Game Poster Image
Captivating puzzle game makes doing brainteasers a blast.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
(2011)
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Professor Layton and the Unwound Future Game Poster Image
More great brain-teasers, with a dark but exciting plot.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
(2010)
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