Best Video Games to Get Kids Active

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You and your kids won’t be able to resist getting active with these interactive video games that move the body and challenge the mind. Whoever said video games weren’t good for kids didn’t play these!

Here are the best video games to get kids active.

Tony Hawk: SHRED

A Tony Hawk experience created for a younger audience, SHRED allows players to GO BIG and feel the exhilaration of supersized skate and snowboarding using the game’s innovative, motion-sensing board controller right at their feet. Featuring an arcade style look and feel, where the bigger the feat the better the fun, SHRED is packed to the brim with larger-than-life moments and a veritable assortment of jaw-dropping tricks – enticing kids to get off the couch and into the action.

Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®

Active Life: Outdoor Challenge

Running, jumping and kayaking are just three of 16 events in Active Life: Outdoor Challenge that’ll have your kids up and moving.

Platform: Nintendo Wii
Compatible with: Wii remote, Active life mat

Mario Kart

Get your motor running, grab the Wii wheel and prepare to get your race on in Mario Kart. The game will have your kids twisting and turning to capture first place in this fast-paced game.

Platform: Nintendo Wii
Compatible with: Wii remote, Wii wheel

Racquet Sports

Games like squash and badminton will have your tots moving and swatting their way to victory.

Platform: Nintendo Wii
Compatible with: Wii remote, Wii racket

Dance Dance Revolution: Disney Grooves

Shake your groove thing as a Disney character then move those feet to family-friendly Disney songs in three options: Groove, Free Play or Workout Mode.

Platform: Nintendo Wii
Compatible with: Wii remote, Wii Nunchuk

New Carnival

The whole family with be busy playing over 30 games such like “Gone Fishin’ and “Lucky Toss” while winning prizes!

Platform: Nintendo Wii
Compatible with: Wii remote

Nickelodeon Fit

Exercise can seem unappealing to youngsters but not with Nickelodeon friends like Dora, Diego, Kai-lan and The Backyardigans, who encourage your kids to get up and get healthy. 30 exercise-based games work to help children with everything from motor skill development to core strength and even hand/eye coordination.

Platform: Wii
Compatible with: Using either the Wii Remote™ or the Wii Balance Board

Happy Hammerin’

Work those arms by whopping sweet moles in Happy Hammerin’ (a nod to the classic wack-a-mole) using the Wii remote as a hammer. It may sound simple but arms will get a workout for sure and everyone will be sure to get a giggle!

Platform: Nintendo Wii (WiiWare)
Compatible with: Wii remote

You AND your kids will love these.

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