Our daughter is 3 years old and she has been playing Blizzard Entertainment's hugely popular MMO, World of Warcraft since she was 1½ years old!
Clearing monsters to swipe a treasure chest, PvP battlegrounds, and dungeon grouping are all taken in stride as Charisma (aka: "Dangerboy") handles her oversized mouse and keyboard with professional gamer dexterity and skill.
At 12 months old, Charisma showed a great deal of interest in what Mommy (PvPmom) and Papi (juBBjuB were doing on the PC. When she starting navigating through Control Panel and Device Manager and changing settings, we built her a computer of her own.
Initially, she began playing WoW and doing simple actions like jumping and chasing bunnies, but she quickly learned the more advanced functions of the game and graduated into teamplay, looking for random people to help, and exploring the world. It became evident the newbie towns were growing too small too fast, and Charisma's limited online playtime had only allowed her to level her character to 20 by herself. We transferred one of our pre-existing level 60 Alliance Rogues over to her account, and her virtual world opened up wide. She ran, rode, and flew anywhere she could looking for new places to explore and learning each zone's nuances. We often include her in questing as a family and we group with her often in dungeon instances where she learns how to play a role in a team and not to run ahead blindly around corners.
We have found World of Warcraft to be a great incentive for our daughter to learn her way around the keyboard, where she is also learning her ABC's and 123's. We prefer to let her enjoy an interactive form of entertainment in moderation as opposed to vegetating in front of the TV. Charisma is allowed to play in 30-60 minute intervals a few days a week and gets quite a bit of outdoor time. She also learns important lessons like showing random acts of kindness by helping another player in need, teamplay, and of course, faceplanting the enemy.
At 3 years old, Charisma enjoys chasing down 'the Ugly People' (Horde) while squealing, "Get da bad guy! get da bad guy!"
this is just sorta sick.