If you're a parent who wants to give your children an 'edge', the Nintendo DS Lite is for you. As the mother of 10 children, I've always been a fan of Nintendo for the durabilty and customer service they provide.
Today, as a homeschooling parent, I can appreciate the value of not only the system itself, but the games that are available. Want your child to improve on their spelling, check out Spelling Challenges. Struggling in math? We now have Math Play, Brain Age 1 & 2, Big Brain Academy and more! Reading? Hmmm, they didn't leave this out either, choose from story books to RPG's like Zelda, Lunar or Pokeman...... you'll find something that the kids find interesting, in just about every age group. This sytem has it all, from foreign languages (french and spanish) to critical thinking skills (including Phoenix Wright, CSI, Touch Detective) you can't go wrong with this system.
Expand your horizons, and show your children how much fun it can be to learn! As a parent, you'll appreciate the durability (our children range from 29 all the way down to 4, and the youngest has had hers for over a year), and should something go wrong, worry not, Nintendo stands by the warranty, and repairs are quick and painless, often without cost. This is a system that no family should be without. Age appropriate for 2-99, with games available for any budget (most running around $20..... check out other handheld systems, and you'll appreciate the value!) this system is a MUST HAVE!