During the winter months, my family struggles with getting enough exercise. Living north of Chicago, the days really hit us to the bone because of the wind-chill factor. Last week we tried to play in the first snow, only to go back inside within 10 minutes!
Thank goodness we had received the brand new Xbox game for kids — Just Dance Kids 2014. We popped it into our Xbox Kinnect, wondering what to expect. I was pleased to see how easily my seven-year-old, Vman, figured out how to get it set up and started. He scrolled through the songs to find one he wanted and started the routine.
The object of the game is to follow the dance moves as closely as possible. The better you do, the higher your score! There are three levels, which lets the player choose how complicated the dancing is. Vman picked an entry level dance, which was just his speed.
The game uses kids and young teens as dancers, which my son connected with. He also liked the costumes and themes of the dances. In one song, the boy is dressed up in a space suit and dances amid a space station control center. Although Vman couldn’t get the moves right away, he was entranced with what they were doing on the screen and trying his best to match the dancers.
Before I knew it, both my husband and I were dancing to one of the “duets.” Of course, you know they had to throw in a 70s dance for us “old folks!” We had a blast.
I was really surprised at how much you move during this game! After several songs, we were all laughing, perspiring and having a ball. We played for a full hour!
Although Just Dance Kids 2014 is called a game, it’s really an exercise outlet and family party in disguise. Ubisoft has created a quality game with a price that can’t be beat. It is extremely kid and family friendly that is challenging for both kids and parents alike. Just Dance Kids 2014 would make a terrific holiday present for any family.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.