Quoted from enjoyvelvet:
Switch owners...family of four (2 adults and 2 kids age 7 and 9)...what accessories/controllers are best? Pro controllers? Game suggestions?
I can't play with the joycons (but I'm old and used to PS controllers). The kids are much better with the joycons then I am. I recommend the pro controllers especially if you're used to traditional gaming controllers. At least then you can slowly work yourself into the joycons. Trying to play two players with one joycon each is not fun at all, so I would recommend buying a pro and then seeing what everyone likes best and purchase as needed from there.
They have several Nintendo branded joycon chargers that are on Cyber Monday sales you may want to check out. There have been some reliability concerns with generic chargers over charging but YMMV. Mario Kart is probably the best whole family game besides 1-2 Switch. Mario is capable of two players but since the second player is the hat, it's kind of annoying to have to communicate to the other person where to go and what your strategy is. Plus the camera can only follow one person which makes it difficult. I actually bought it for a couch co-op with my daughter but in practice we lost interest in playing that way (might be fun for two younger kids though). Played Mario kart all night last night though so that was fun. We also have Splatoon and Zelda but haven't cracked those open yet. Unfortunately neither of those are two player local
The death of the couch co-op still pisses me off........ How else am I supposed to get my kid to do anything with me!?!?!