JumpStart Creates Wii Games to Keep Kids Active

When we think of computers and television, we tend to think of sitting on our bums, moving maybe just our hands to press a remote control button or move our mouse pad. But (and fortunately), the industry of Wii games have helped to turn a sedentary and solitary pasttime into a fitness activity for the entire family.

And JumpStart is jumping on this technology bandwagon as a way to improve kid’s health.

JumpStart is an award-winning adventure-based 3D virtual world that is super-personalized, wildly imaginative and really fun teaches math, reading, and critical thinking skills so kids get a real jump start in life. Its series of Wii games called Get Moving, which features fitness expert, Dancing with the Stars champion and mom of four, Brooke Burke, gets the family moving in its trademark JumpStart fun kind-of-way.

Burke not just rocks an incredible body, but she instills her healthy living behaviors into her own family as well by staying active together, eating healthy and having fun.

The Get Moving Wii games includes 15 different sports challenges in 11 exotic arenas. So you can balance on pyramids in Egypt, play baseball on a simulated baseball diamond or go for an underwater swim in the deep sea.

The Get Moving Wii game also includes these features:

  • Design your own character to race and play.
  • Games incorporate the Wii remote and Nunchuck and Balance Board
  • Build customized routines for extra challenge.
  • Compete head to head or play solo.
  • Access expert tips from Brooke Burkey for more ways to stay healthy.
  • Train with Brooke to make the most of every motion.
  • Track calories burned to see your progress.

Designed for kids ages 3 to 10 years of age, JumpStart helps kids master the skills needed to succeed in school and in life, through exploration, discovery, and learning by blending interactive adventures and award-winning learning games into a safe, customizable online world.

Learn more about the JumpStart program here.

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