Four Fun Free Apps That Keep Your Family Active
Posted on August 02 2021
Computers and mobile devices have quickly become a significant part of our lives, both for working and playing. This goes for our children as well! While there are so many apps that can be enjoyed by simply sitting or standing in a fixed position, there are some that require a little more movement.
In fact, certain apps are specifically designed to get your kids off the couch and moving around. Staying active is the key to a happy and healthy lifestyle, which is more important now than ever...especially for our children.
Here are five apps that promote such a lifestyle. These apps are perfect for kids between the ages of 4 and 14 years old.
GoNoodle is an app that promotes movement and physical activities, such as dancing, jumping, etc, through the use of videos. These videos also educate your kids on the importance of physical and mental fitness. These lessons can come in handy as they continue to grow.
2. Sworkit Kids
This app is perfect for youngsters and pre-teens who enjoy some of the same simple exercises that they may have done in gym (or P.E.) class. Think jumping jacks, crab crawls, squats, and simple stretching. Each activity features a video that kids can follow along with, along with a timer that can be set from start to finish. In short, the Swortkit Kids app is simple but effective. It will also give them a short little workout of their own while you’re doing yours.
Kids usually love to dance, even if they won’t admit or refuse to do it in front of others. Dancing comes naturally to kids, which is good because dancing is one of the best and most enjoyable exercises that anyone can do. The Just Dance Now app makes it even more enjoyable through its awesome interface and playlist of songs that are sure to make anyone move their feet. This app is user-friendly and very easy to set up. They also keep it fresh by adding new songs every month. This is truly an app that the whole family can enjoy.
This is really an app that’s meant for the whole family. Geocaching is an app for the explorers out there who are looking for a new adventure. Specifically, a scavenger hunt. Using actual locations on the map, users are prompted to seek out hidden treasures (caches) that are spread about the environment around them. So, if the park or playground just isn’t cutting it, don’t pack up. Load up the Geocaching app. Treasure can even be found on your walks together to and from school.
Since it calls for users to roam in an open, outdoor environment, be sure that the hunt takes place under the eyes of an adult. It would probably be easier and safer if you made it a family activity.
Again, each app listed above is meant to get your kids up and moving around for at least 60 minutes during the day. Frequent physical activity is important for everyone, but our kids are the ones who crave it the most.
Feel free to check out these apps or go searching for more. There are so many out there, and once you find one that you think your little ones will enjoy, be sure to download it. You may even find yourself joining in on the fun!