I do not deny my children video games. I had an Atari as a child, and I don’t think shooting asteroids turned me into a violent youth. I do limit the games my children play to those that are not violent, but somehow shooting zombies is okay with their dad.
One criticism of video games is that they create more sedentary habits in children leading to unhealthy habits and obesity. We were sent a game that brings the exercise craze of Zumba to the Wii. Anything that gets kids moving in a fun way sounds good to me, and this game could be part of a family New Year’s fitness resolution.
[amazon_link id=”B00E8RVP0U” target=”_blank” ]Zumba Kids – Wii[/amazon_link]
The first video game based on the Zumba dance-fitness program designed specifically for kids aged 7-12 years old
Easy-to-follow choreography across 30 kid-friendly routines encourages freeing movement, dance and play while enhancing coordination and self-confidence
Music to move to Dig in to a soundtrack featuring hot artists like Willow Smith, Justin Bieber and Ozomatli, classic tracks like Wipeout and Boogie Wonderland plus a range of high-energy Zumba original tracks
Kid-friendly routines offer lots of international dance styles: Cumbia, Salsa, Hip-Hop, Reggaeton, Merengue, Swing, Surf, Disco, Ballet, Tahitian and many more
Multiplayer support for two players on Kinect and four players on Wii lets kids jam together with family and friends
My kids played this game and found the music annoying, but there are a lot of choices they did not explore. I think they also just felt silly.
I think this game is a good idea, but I also like the idea of just putting on music and dancing as a family around the living room. This is more our family’s style rather than putting on a video game.
[amazon_enhanced asin=”B00E8RVP0U” /]