PE teacher | Virginia | 02/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The moves are a bit challenging for younger kids, (6-7 year olds), but they loved to try it. The more they practiced it though, the better they got. It was even a bit challenging for the older kids I used this with (8-12 year olds) but challenging in a good way. They needed to practice coordination and staying on beat, which is what this video does well. The music was great and I liked the instructor."
Great Energy Burner
Jaime M. Crockett | Kansas | 01/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am glad I bought this for our daughter. I used to worry about her not getting enough exercise, but she loves this dvd. A hidden bonus: IT BURNS OFF EXTRA ENERGY.."
L. Matava | Hebron, MD USA | 04/01/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I think interesting best describes this children's workout video and I am not sure that I intend this to be much more than mildly complimentary. Even I watch enough children's television to know that Kari Anderson is not exactly in touch with children. My three year old even commented that the tape was "cheesy". Unfortunately, I think that the instructor just has a poor, if sincere, understanding of children and the effect is a lacking rapport.
Not a complete zero as the children have moved around a bit and it served the purpose we were after which was to encourage exercise. All-in-all, I rate this tape as highly as the average gym membership--money spent on unused services.
Fun with good music
R. Wood | 01/23/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I teach 4th grade in the inner city -- the land where most of our students have TVs for babysitters and are thus overweight and/or extremely out of shape. Couple that with budget cuts that have reduced PE to 35 minutes a week and it's an issue. Our school is participating in a fitness program through one of the state universities and we are trying to incorporate exercise into our school day. This video seemed like a good way to help do that.
Despite the lack of diversity in the video (all of the children are caucasian, whereas none of my students are), they LOVE following along with this video. Kari is kind of cheesy (and the backdrop is a bit tacky) but she's friendly and fun and I think it helps that she gets the kids in the video involved in talking too. My students have already quickly begun to chant some of the moves to help themselves as they "work it". Best of all the music is definitely upbeat and kid-friendly.
My students especially love the macaroni routine (modified version of the macarena). Its so much fun I even do the video with them and it gets a great sweat going."