Nickelodeon Fit



Great active-gaming collection, perfect for preschoolers.
Parents recommend

What parents need to know

Positive messages

While there's always the underlying hidden message of "Watch Nick Jr," the game's overt message is a strong one about getting exercise and staying fit.

Positive role models

All of the characters presented here are depicted as positive, encouraging role models. They get kids excited about physical activity and cheer them on as they play.

Ease of play

These motion-controlled exercises were well-designed for preschoolers to follow. The game allows you the option of using the Wii Fit balance board, but points out that kids will actually get more exercise without it. You need to be gentle on the balance board, so while fake running on the board is exercise, skipping the board during a running activity will allow you to really pick up your feet and move those muscles more.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Not applicable

The game features characters from four different Nick Jr TV shows and is hosted by the network's mascots, Moose and Zee. In this way, it promotes not just a single kids' show, but the Nick Jr network and all of its shows as a complete package.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Nickelodeon Fit is a package of physically active mini-games featuring a slew of characters from different Nick Jr TV shows: Dora the Explorer, Go Diego Go, Ni Hao Kai-Lan, and the Backyardigans. The games are well-designed for preschoolers and can get them on their feet and moving around a lot while they play. Most of the games are designed for a single player, but there are a pair of 2-player mini-games as well. While the game can be played with the Wii Fit balance board controller, doing so will actually provide less exercise than playing with just a Wii remote.

What's it about?

In NICKELODEON FIT, the Nick Jr network's mascots, Moose and Zee, host a series of off-the-couch, get-moving mini-games, featuring Dora, Diego, Kai-Lan, and the Backyardigans. Kids will jump rope, run races, paddle rafts, spin hula hoops, pedal bikes, jump to bump balloons, and take part in many other active activities. The game can be played with either a Wii balance board or with just a regular Wii remote.

Is it any good?


The all-star line-up of characters in Nickelodeon Fit is sure to draw preschoolers to the game, but its the absolutely fun and incredibly easy to play activities that will keep them entertained. All kids need to do is hold the Wii remote in their hands, follow the simple instructions (which will be both spoken aloud and demonstrated visually by the characters), and start moving. We'd suggest skipping the Wii balance board, even if you have one. For one thing, you're not supposed to jump on the balance board or really run on it -- try telling a preschooler that when they're playing a virtual jump rope game. But either way, these games are fun, colorful, and completely appropriate for the target audience. If you've got preschoolers interested in active gaming, this is the way to go.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about active gaming. Does playing a game like this provide enough real exercise? Can active games substitute for real workouts?

  • Parents can also ask their kids about licensing and marketing in video games. Does playing a game with all these Nick Jr characters make kids want to watch those TV shows?

Game details

Platforms:Nintendo Wii
Available online?Not available online
Developer:2K Play
Release date:November 9, 2010
Topics:Sports and martial arts
ESRB rating:E for (No Descriptors) (Nintendo Wii)

This review of Nickelodeon Fit was written by

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.


Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.

Find out more

Learning ratings

  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

Find out more

About our buy links

When you use our links to make a purchase, Common Sense Media earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes. As a nonprofit organization, these funds help us continue providing independent, ad-free services for educators, families, and kids while the price you pay remains the same. Thank you for your support.
Read more

See more about how we rate and review.

About Our Rating System

The age displayed for each title is the minimum one for which it's developmentally appropriate. We recently updated all of our reviews to show only this age, rather than the multi-color "slider." Get more information about our ratings.

Great handpicked alternatives

What parents and kids say

See all user reviews

Share your thoughts with other parents and kids Write a user review

A safe community is important to us. Please observe our guidelines

Parent of a 6 year old Written byelisak January 30, 2011

perfect for kids who like fun

I love it!!!. It's so fun i can't believe it's this good.
What other families should know
Educational value
Kid, 4 years old November 28, 2010
Parent Written byAmyLieu April 6, 2012

Wonderful Pre-school age Wii Exercise game just for them.

I love this game for my 4 year old, he can play the whole thing on his own and gets exercise! He has seen me do my exercise games with the balance board, and was happy to have his 'own' exercise game. The balance board is tricky for him at 4, he mainly plays the games with controller only - but I know as he gets a little older he will get better at the balance board for more of a challenge.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use


Did our review help you make an informed decision about this product?

Special Needs Guide