The Winner is SAM! I will be sending you an e-mail shortly for your information!
I am so excited to talk to you all about the Get Moving Family Fitness game with Brooke Burke from Knowledge Adventure. Knowledge Adventure is the same company that brings you Jump Start and Math Blasters both for the computer and Wii/DS. Thier games have always been such an asset in my house, Boo would play Jump Start day and night if we let her.
Get Moving Family Fitness is a new Wii game that came out June 15th, and has been getting some wonderful reviews. When your child plays this game they will be moving, jumping and raising their heart rate. Each player has the chance to “build” themselves, and my kids made some funky people! Once you have created a profile you will be able to start playing one of the many MANY games and features that the game has in store. There is baseball, basketball and volley ball to name a few. There are even a large selection of locations you can play your sport in…castle baseball anyone? You can play the quick play mode, which allows you to play one the shorter versions of the games, the drills, or the longer versions, the routines.
When Get Moving Family Fitness arrived in the mail Boo was so excited when she saw the Jump Start logo, she knew it would be a good time. The kids have been playing the game almost non-stop since and they love it. Boo is 8, and the games are simple enough that she can understand, and follow the instructions to learn and improve each time she plays. Hunter is 13 and this game has advanced levels that he can play when playing solo that challenge him and really get him moving. Having the different levels of difficulty makes a huge difference, as my kids are no where near the same.
After each game Brooke Burke is there with a wonderful simple tip for leading a healthy lifestyle. They range from excercise, food choices and even stretching. My kids have said a few times “I never thought of that one” as they read a tip. Another great feature!
Another great feature of this game is the fact that you CAN you a Wii Fit board, but you don’t HAVE to. We do not have a Wii Fitness Board, so this is something that I love. Many of the games will have a different direction if you do use the Wii Fit Board. You do need with the Wii Remote and the Nunchuk for this game.
Having games that my kids can navigate on their own is a big deal for me. There have been many games that are for kids that just were not designed with kids in mind. The directions are hard and not easy to understand, and the content is not always appropriate. I love that my kids are learning to learn and work so many different technologies on their own, and the Wii is a big one for us. Have a game that they can play when it is raining and nasty out that allows them to get a mini work out is great in my book.
The only issue that we had with the game really was the first time we played the kids had a hard time understanding the directions. But after they played it a bit more they were well versed in the directions and what they needed to do to boost their scores even a little bit. I can’t wait to see how far they can take the little competition they have going right now…
Knowledge Adventures has offered for one of my wonderful readers to WIN a copy of Get Moving Family Fitness! All you need to do is leave a comment telling me how your family stays active on those rainy days. That’s it! The giveaway will end Friday July 9th when I will notify the winner.
I better go see if my kids are done Speed Skating through Outer Space…
Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of JumpStart Get Moving: Family Fitness at no cost by Knowledge Adventure in order to test the products’ abilities and give my own personal opinions on it. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.