Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wii JumpStart Get Moving Family Fitness Review and Giveaway

This past Christmas, my girls received a Nintendo Wii game system from Santa and boy were they thrilled as can be.  Trying out different games together during family time has been a blast.  I was even playing it on Christmas Day - remember this was my due date.  My husband had a lot of fun laughing at his pregnant wife trying to play Wii. Well, this is what Wii games should be all about- being together and having fun as a family.

Jumpstart Get Moving Family Fitness WiiRecently, JumpStart released it's third Nintendo Wii game: JumpStart® Get Moving™ Family Fitness. Here is a detailed description of JumpStart's newest game: 
Get Moving Family Fitness: Sports Edition Featuring Brooke Burke gets the family active with more than 15 sports challenges, including basketball and speed skating, in 11 exotic arenas, such as the moon, a dinosaur jungle or a volcano. Players can design their own characters to race and play, keep track of personal best calories burned, engage in routines for an extra challenge and compete head-to-head or play solo. The game can be played utilizing the Wii Balance Board™ or simply with the Wii Remote™ and nunchuk.
My little product testers, ages 6 and 8, enjoyed their experiences with this new game.  Speed skating was their top pic from all of the 15 sports challenges, followed by volleyball and basketball. They claim that it helps their muscles and arms feel more flexible. Too cute- my little fitness gurus.

Sunshine said she thought this arena was funny because the cows would moo at her as they were playing. It's good to see my 8 year old being playful instead of trying to grow up so fast!

Compared to other Wii games that we have played, my husband and I think that JumpStart® Get Moving™  has a lot of variety  and is appropriate for younger children. (designed for ages 4 and up) We limit our children's time on video games, but like the idea of having a game that encourages movement for indoor play.  This would also be a great indoor activity when the weather isn't cooperating outdoors or for family game night.

 Favorite Features:
*creating their own character
*choosing different backgrounds- thumbs up to the Egyptian and the Underwater Background

 My 8 year old did mention that she doesn't like the fact that you need the Wii balance board for some of the games. Obviously, we don't have a Wii balance board, so we weren't able to play a couple of the games.  Some of the movements can be challenging at first, which causes a bit of frustration for young ones, but once they stuck with it, they were able to figure it out better than Mom! 

Overall, my family was pleased with the product and will continue to play and "get moving" together.

Do you have a Wii game system at home?  How would you like your own copy of  JumpStart® Get Moving™ Family Fitness?

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*For even more chances to win and to read another review, visit my friend Chels at Fantastic Find! I also liked this detailed review on Common Sense Media- if interested.

Have fun playing with your kids!


ps.  In the mood for a good laugh? Take a peek at me playing Wii on my due date.  Go ahead and make fun of me, I'm a good sport.  :)

Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of JumpStart® Get Moving™ Family Fitness at no cost by Knowledge Adventure in order to test the products’ abilities and give my own personal opinions on it. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.

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Unknown said...

I can't wait to play basketball on it. I LOVE to basketball except that I can usually only play by myself because I'm so short!

Unknown said...

I blogged about the giveaway!

Unknown said...

I blogged about the giveaway...this is my second entry.

Unknown said...

I'm a follower.

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I subscribed via Yahoo!

Ruth said...

My daughter would love the Pet Rescue Wii game.

Ruth said...

follow you via gfc

Preschool Playbook said...

Thank you for that great laugh! I'm glad I'm not the only one that looks "great" playing these games. Have you done any of the driving games? I always find myself with my tongue out turning all kinds of things, and crashing into walls:).

Take care,

PamJ said...

Great giveaway! I fear I am too late though :)
Volleyball would be a fun game to play on it!
Thanks for popping in...

Kerrie said...

I Visited JumpStart's Website and another game I think my boys would enjoy is Escape From Adventure Island

Kerrie said...

I follow your blog through Goggle Friend Connect!

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I subscribe to your blog via Goggle Reader!!

PamJ said...

I follow you now :)

Kerrie said...

I follow you on Twitter and I Tweeted! @36momma

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