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Using Technology to Help Your Kid be More Active

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We all know how kids love spending time in in front of the screen. And with the winter season approaching, they are going to do this even more. That is why it is always a good idea to come up with some interesting ways your kid can use technology to stay active. Even though many would say there aren’t many ways to do so, that is not the case. We have come up with 4 pieces of technology that are guaranteed to help you do this. Make sure you check them all out.


Nintendo Wii

Nintendo Wii is one of the most popular consoles among the kids today. What makes this console so interesting for kids is that there is a bunch of cool games they that are played by actually moving your body. This is achieved by using wireless controllers that have your in-game character make similar motions you do in real life. Therefore, getting a Nintendo Wii and some action-packed games for you kids to play is always a good idea. Not to mention that there are many games that require a lot of thinking and thus improve your kid’s concentration and decision making skills.


If your kids do not already have a smartphone, it might be the right time to start thinking about getting them one. Even though most of the kids use them for games, there are many useful apps that can inspire your kid to be more active. We are talking about apps such as Iron Kids. This app has been developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and it has been especially designed to help kids age 8 and up to get all the exercise they need at that age. Also, there are many apps that can track how much your kid has walked and how many calories they have burnt


Hoverboards have been gaining popularity ever since they first came out. And this is not only the case among the adults but among the kids as well. So if your kid has been spending too much time in front of their PC, getting them a self balancing scooter is definitely a great idea. It will make them go out and get some fresh air while trying to mimic the moves from some of the video games that they play. Self balancing scooters are quite easy to use and your kid should not have any troubles doing so. Of course, make sure you always go outside with your kid when they want to ride it.


MP3 Player

It is no secret that listening to the right music can make you more energized and ready to exercise. Such is the case with kids as well. For this reason, getting your kid an MP3 player is something you can never go wrong with. If this piece of gadgetry does not make them exercise it will definitely help them start moving their body more. Going for a walk around your backyard will be much more interesting for your kid when they have an MP3 player with them. You can also help your kid come up with a playlist that will be great for walking and exercising.

No matter which of these pieces of technology you choose to get for your kid, they are guaranteed to start being more active. Just make sure you do not make any rush decisions and check out all of your options before you actually buy something. All of these technologies can be bought online and in tech stores. Always check out all the prices in order to make sure you get the best deal possible.

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