JumpStart Get Moving Family Fitness Sports Edition
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while JumpStart Get Moving Family Fitness Sports Edition does not require a Wii Balance Board to play, the game is much more fun for kids who own one. This is a game that requires your kids to get up and move to play. It also offers messages about the importance of exercise and eating healthy foods.
What's it about?
In JUMPSTART GET MOVING FAMILY FITNESS SPORTS EDITION, real-life model/TV host Brooke Burke leads you through a series of sports-themed mini-games, all of which are designed to get you up and active during play. There are games based around volleyball, basketball, football, baseball, boxing, running, cycling, dodgeball, step aerobics, and more. The game is intended for use with the Wii Balance Board peripheral controller, but does not require it for play.
Is it any good?
Among the growing number of active-gaming mini-game collections, JumpStart Get Moving Family Fitness Sports Edition falls pretty squarely in the middle. It's got some cute avatars and whimsical fantasy settings (Atlantis, a volcano, a castle, etc.) that give the whole experience an extra layer of fun. There's also something very comical in seeing a realistically depicted Brooke Burke interact with round-headed, big-eyed cartoon avatars. The games are a mixed bag -- some humorous and enjoyable, other less interesting and somewhat repetitive. But on the whole, this is a mostly fun game with an admirable mission.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the importance of exercise and physical fitness. What are your favorite ways to get exercise? Can you name some non-traditional ways to stay fit?
Parents can also talk to their children about the need for additional exercise beyond that which a video game can provide. Is playing an active game really exercise? Is it enough? What can you do to get even more active while playing this game?