By Tara Richter…
Anyone with a toddler knows how busy and active they can be. I only wish I could have some of that energy that they possess that seems to go on endlessly. Of course the trick as a parent is to constantly find activities to make good use of all that liveliness.
I remember my own son being quite the busy-body in the days before he went to school, and now my nearly 2-year old niece brings back those memories as she jumps and bounces around, full of life. Unlike my son at her age, my niece’s experience of play often includes playing on the iPad with apps geared towards her age. Yuvi Story Aerobics is a great new app for young children that not only engages their minds, but also gets them up and active/interactive with the character Yuvi on the screen. Through a series of stories, children participate in imaginative physical activity by doing movements such as squatting down to avoid swooping birds, jumping over rolling stones, and pretending they are trees to fool the lions. Each of the stories is designed to help motivate kids to be active and exercise as well as develop motor skills, all while having fun.
I tried it out with my niece; however I think she is just a touch too young to really comprehend the connection between the story and the movements. She is definitely a smart cookie though, and I think in a month or two this just might be her new favorite iPad game/activity!
If you are looking for something new and fresh to do with your busy and active toddlers then give Yuvi Story Aerobics a try. Not only will it engage their imaginations, but also their bodies! This app, geared towards children between the ages of 2 and 6, is available for download on the App Store for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch for $7.99 or you can try the free version to see the basics as well! You can also visit Yuvi Story Aerobics on Facebook here!
Looks fun, I would try it for my kids 🙂
Great app. Tried it and my daughter loves it. Love the story.
Look good for kids to get up and move around.
wow,looks like fun for the kiddies
gonna show my sister and brother in law this app for sure
this looks like so much fun!! great way for kids to exercise but having fun doing it
This sounds like so much fun and my grandkids would love it
Looks like a lot of fun, and good way to make kids more active!
Slightly pricy, but I am going to check out teh app tonight!
Looks fun for kids!
My grandchildren would love this. Its a great way to burn off some energy and get exercise at the same time. Looks like fun.
Looks like a lot of fun for kids!
I think kids would really be into this!
looks like a fun app
Looks fun, unfortunately I don’t have anything to get it on..ahh well
Kate, part 1 and 2 can be bought on Gumroad (for streaming) – https://gumroad.com/yuviaerobics
I need to check it out, we have lots of extra energy!
I’m going to try this with my kids!
That’s awesome. My little cousins would love that. There’s apps for everything now.
this would be great to keep the kids busy and active with it being cold outside, wear them out indoors
that would be great for them to use while i’m also trying to fit in a workout.
This app is really good for competitve kids too since they will always want to outdo their siblings in the game – giving them more excersize
It looks like a great way to get kids up and movie. Looks fun and I like that it’s a cartoon.
It sounds super cool!
I want to try this with my nephews!
This is a great way to keep the kids busy , they would love this !
Thanks for the review….we’ll have to try it!
looks so fun! my kids would love this
Being a cartoon will keep the kids interested longer for sure. I cannot believe the obesity rate in our country, so sad but I can see why because of the all the tech toys there are now. So anything that will interest the kids and get them moving and exercising I’m all for it.
Your review makes me want to get the App and start working out with the kids. Get them moving, burn off some energy and hopefully they’ll sleep well that night..lol.
Will make sure to show my boys this new app when they come home from school!
This is awesome! My daughter is sooo wound up after school like a ball of energy, what a way to burn that off!
That is awesome, I am gonna have to download this, my kids love these kinds of games and they help keep them active, which means they are tired at bed time and sleep good!!
Going to show this app to my daughter for those “active” kids of hers. lol
I will be trying the free version, but it looks cool 🙂
Looks pretty cool — I will need to try with my 3 year old.
Interesting… Might have to try it!
may have to give this a shot ty for review
I think I will try this with my youngest. It looks super fun
My sister in law would appreciate this one. Something they can do while she is busy in the kitchen, which she loves and misses!
Nice to see an app to keep kids active
Oh gosh – please… no more apps. for children – I’d rather bundle them up and take them outdoors in all kinds of weather, rather than encourage this passive idea of exercise – no… it’s just screen time – and I think this generation of children is really going to suffer – scares the living daylights out of me. Sorry – I do believe in not saying anything if you have nothing nice to say… but I was asked to comment on this post.