JumpStart, the online education game for kids we love, and creators of Pet Rescue and Escape from Adventure Island for Wii, released a new Wii game called Get Moving Family Fitness. You can view a short trailer from the game by clicking on the above link. Incorporating it into my weekly workouts, I played alone, with my husband, with small children and with older kids who are family friends. Narrated by Brooke Burke who helps along the way with tips on how to play each game, users begin by creating customized characters which is the kids favorite thing to do. Choosing to create routines or jumping right into activities, there are various sports to choose from such as soccer, football, racing and even aerobics and balance to name a few. Within each sport category there are various games. Football, for instance, includes passing, running back and tire run. You can also choose easy, medium or hard levels with our favorite customization being the scenes. With the small kids “castle” wins every time, but others to choose from include space, jungle, Atlantis, farm or, of course, beach.
With a separate screen for achievements, it’s easy to see how many calories you’ve accumulated or, using my husband’s favorite way to keep track…points. Family Fitness is a great way to mix up the workout routine and get kids moving around. While the older ones were able to navigate around on their own, even my four year old likes to pretend she’s controlling the game; she and our two year old jump for every basket I make (or miss). Personally I like to set a routine and keep it moving, but quick play is a good way to orient yourself around the game. Another winner from JumpStart and Knowledge Adventure, Family Fitness for Wii is just that…fun for the whole family.
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