Tuesday, May 18, 2010
My Gym At Home: DVD & CD Review & Giveaway!
I am a firm believer of having a variety of learning activities in my childrens' daily routine. This includes reading, art, music and many other fun activities that will teach them basic preschool concepts through play! Playing is learning is my philosophy with regards to Early Childhood Education and for life! Even adults learn through play! One part of play that I love to make sure my children get daily is active play. Through active play children learn how to listen to rules, take turns, social interactions, cooperative play and many other lessons. Also, keeping children active can help lessen the epidemic that we know is childhood obesity.
I recently was approached to review My Gym At Home DVD, from Baby First TV!
About My Gym At Home:
My Gym At Home: Fun With Monique, the baby and toddler fitness DVD produced by My Gym's Children's Fitness Center and distributed by BabyFirst TV is available through such major retailers as Target, Borders and Barnes & Noble. The DVD features episodes of the My Gym At Home television series that airs on BabyFirst TV, the country's first 24/7 commerical free child development channel designed for babies, toddlers and parents.
Hosted by My Gym personality Monique Vrnaesh, My Gym At Home is a fitness title program aimed at children three and under featuring exercises designed to assist in the formation and development of children's motor skills, flexibility, and social skills. My Gym's team of children's fitness professionals joined together with BabyFirst TV's educational experts to develop and produce My Gym At Home bringing young families fun My Gym exercises that parents can perform at home together with their babies and toddlers.
About My Gym:
Established in 1983, My Gym is the #1 ranking fitness center for children with over 200 locations worldwide, including Hong Kong, France & Ireland. There are plans to open an additional 30 locations in the next year. For more than 20 years, My Gym has combined innovative, early physical education/pre-gymnastics classes with state-of-the-art facilities to empower children - ages six weeks to 12 years - by helping them acquire the skills, confidences and positive self image need to become healthy young adults. My Gym uses structured, noncompetitive and age appropriate classes to enhance children's physical development through music, games, exercise, sports, gymnastics, puppets, special rides and fun! You can find more info at MyGym
About The Activators:
To help combat the ever-increasing problem of childhood obesity, My Gym Children's Fitness developed The Activators, a stand-alone entertainment brand comprised of four talented My Gym teachers who sing and dance to original music, while engage in comedy - and exercise - routines designed to get kids activated with the message that fitness is fun!
I was very excited to be able to review both the My Gym At Home DVD and The Activators CD, as well as TheActivators.net website.
First, the DVD. As it is designed specifically for children under three, my girls are almost too big for the DVD but it has been so fun watching the girls sing the songs and do the movements. My oldest, who is 3.5, uses her dolls to do the exercises with. It is so adorable! I even hear the girls singing the songs throughout the day! Another great benefit is that the DVD came with a small booklet that teaches both parents and children simple sign language. The music is fun and lively and keeps the attention of children throughout the 45 minutes the DVD lasts. I highly recommend this DVD!!!
Now, the CD from The Activators! What a fun CD! You and your children will be bopping and singing along in no time! There is a mix of original speaking parts and well known children's songs like This Old Man, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Little Teapot, Alphabet Song and others! In total there are 22 tracks on the CD, which lasts about a half hour. My kids LOVED this CD. I haven't been able to go a day without playing it at least once! Now that said, it does get a little overwhelming, and I am so glad to switch to different music after a while, LOL! Overall though, it is a fun CD and I highly recommend it!
Finally, TheActivators.net is an amazing website! There are videos to watch and interact with, printable coloring pages, paper crafts and activity sheets, and a section just for parents, where you can sign up your child to become an official member of The Activators Club! It is a great website and I strongly encourage you and your child(ren) to check it out today!
These products are all great to get kids active, and since May is National Fitness Month, they will get you and your children headed on the road to physical fitness in a fun way!
BUY IT: You can purchase the My Gym At Home DVD online at BabyFirst TV and The Activators CD is available online, directly on the Activators website.
WIN IT: Two (2) Readers will win both the My Gym At Home DVD and The Activator's CD
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GOOD LUCK TO ALL!
***Thank you to Cara at SSA Public Relations and My Gym At Home for providing me with these products for the purpose of review on this blog***