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GoNoodle - Kids Videos

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Get hearts pumping with fun, kid-friendly movement videos.

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age 7+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

I prefer actual recess

I'm so sick of teachers using videos like gonoodle to substitute for actual recess, pe, creative movement, or even simply unstructured play. Kids need to socialize! Kids need to practice using their imagination and their interaction skills. Gonoodle seems like a good thing for me to use if I need to keep my kid quiet and passive in the event that I needed to make an important phone call or cook a complicated meal, but I don't see why they should need something like this at school? What about Simon Says where the kids get to take turns creating the moves? What about games where kids have to negotiate all kinds of things that they will have to negotiate as adults? I find this a form of oppression. I also think Gonoodle and other "educational" videos are simply coping mechanisms for too large of class sizes and too few teachers. Let's work on that. In the meantime, skip the videos and deal with the kids IRL.
age 2+

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Upbeat kid-friendly videos demonstrate lots of fun ways to get your whole body moving and get some exercise. There are lots of videos in GoNoodle - Kids Videos, and naturally some are better than others. But with a big variety of ways to move and characters to watch, most kids should find something that inspires them to get on their feet and burn some calories. And since it's available across platforms, it's super easy to access. Since most videos are dance-based, kids who aren't into dancing may have some trouble finding a video that inspires them to move. One nitpicky comment: Most of the music seems to fall into either the hip-hop or the electronica camp, and some variety might be nice. It would also be nice to see some additional features, such as the ability to save your favorite videos or combine a bunch to make a longer playlist. However, this free version does offer a lot of material. For kids who need some encouragement to get exercise or who want inspiration for learning to move in new ways, or for families who just want to have fun learning a dance routine together, GoNoodle - Kids Videos is a great option.

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