A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
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.
Products & Purchases
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.
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.
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