Great news for parents. Nickelodeon has just launched a new product which provides kids with an innovative and fun way to help them kick-start a healthy and active lifestyle alongside their favorite Nickelodeon characters. Nickelodeon Fit was created to motivate and engage children to participate in a series of exercises featuring their beloved characters from the top-rated Nickelodeon TV shows, Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!, Ni Hao, Kai-lan, and The Backyardigans.
If you already have a Wii system then this provides an extremely inexpensive way to engage your young children in a daily exercise program. In the past we have recommended Wii Fit which is a great program for older children, teens and adults. Nickelodeon Fit meets the needs of younger children. If not, you may want to consider Wii as a great family Christmas gift. I find the Wii system is great for getting families with kids of all ages together for great family fun.
Featuring 30 games developed in collaboration with physical education and exercise science expert Dr. Jacqueline Goodway, PhD, Nickelodeon Fit includes games that target cardiovascular activity, core muscles, upper and lower body strength, balance, motor skill development, and coordination.
In addition, Nickelodeon Fit encourages parents to get involved with their children’s exercise routine. Through the Fitness Stats tracking feature, parents can ensure their child is receiving a proper workout by monitoring total exercise time and intensity on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Nickelodeon Fit offers helpful fitness icons at the beginning of each exercise that indicate if the activity is vigorous, moderate, or light and which fitness categories are being targeted. Parents can also create custom workouts based on their child’s needs and interests, such as including more cardio or stretching games.