Parents' Guide to

GoNoodle Games

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Jump, wave, and wiggle with fun immersive movement games.

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age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

Fun physical activity

My daughter is currently in grade 2. All her teachers have used Gonoodle twice a day for 5-minute body breaks (during both in person and online learning). She loves it and occasionally asks for it at home. Originally, we just watched the videos on the Gonoodle Fire TV app but now I’ve incorporated the game into her iPad screen time. The prompt house rule is: when the iPad locks up at the screen time limit, Gonoodle stays unlocked and she has to play for 5 minutes before asking me to unlock it. She never complains. I highly recommend trying it out for yourself.

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Is It Any Good?

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When they're set up well, these get-up-and-move games are a wonderful, innovative way to spice up a screen time rut. GoNoodle already has a wonderful collection of videos that inspire kids to dance, move, and generally be active. GoNoodle Games adds a fun new element that lets kids feel -- and move -- like the protagonist in a video game. These games are especially interesting, as many screen-based movement apps center on showing kids dance (or yoga, Zumba, and so on) moves to copy, which doesn't appeal to all kids. GoNoodle Games, on the other hand, has a totally different approach, and each game even requires that kids move in a different way. That said, play does need certain conditions to make it all truly work well. The smaller the screen, the harder it is to follow, for example. In some of the games, kids need to resist the temptation to just get really close to the camera and wave their hand in front of it to pass the levels. And the movements on the screen aren't always precise and perfectly responsive to how kids are moving in real life. Despite these slight imperfections, GoNoodle Games is definitely worth a try!

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