What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Zumba Kids is a dancing and exercise game based on the Zumba dance fitness program with kid-friendly songs and choreography designed for ages seven to 12. Songs don't contain any racy dance moves or inappropriate content. The game encourages players to get up and move through Zumba's unique blend of aerobics and dancing.
What kids can learn
Thinking & Reasoning
Health & Fitness
- gross motor skills
Engagement, Approach, Support
Kids will be engaged by the collection of energetic and recognizable songs, colorful backgrounds, and fun choreography that blends aerobics and dancing.
Kids exercise by moving their bodies to mimic the moves being performed by other young dancers on screen. They can explore different musical genres from disco to salsa.
Kids receive plenty of positive feedback, including unlockable achievements and stickers, and can track their progress in the form of earned Z-Points. Kids receive visual cues to help them master the choreography.
What's it about?
ZUMBA KIDS lets kids perform 30 dance routines with easy-to-follow choreography. It features unobjectionable content from pop artists like Justin Bieber and Willow Smith in dance genres including hip hop, swing, disco, and salsa. Kids can play individual routines or pre-set classes, or create their own custom class by combining their favorite routines. There are also three mini-games: Power Up, Freeze Star, and Act Like A. Kids can track their progress against family and friends, and there's multiplayer support for two players on Kinect and four players on Wii.
Is it any good?
Zumba Kids helps kids builds self-confidence and coordination through fun, energetic dance routines that feature kid-friendly choreography and lack the racy, "adult" content found in dancing games that cater to older players. Kids receive plenty of positive reinforcement (including unlockable achievements, badges, and stickers), and learn by mimicking the movements of dancers on the screen -- who are kids just like them. Zumba Kids is a fun musical workout, especially for younger players.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about their favorite tracks. Was it the lyrics, music, dance moves, or visuals that you liked best?
Dancing is a fun way to exercise. What other fun activities also happen to be good exercise?