Who says fitness for kids means practicing jumping jacks in a dingy school gymnasium or helping out with the vacuuming? Getting active can be as fun as watching favorite Nickelodeon shows when you invite Dora, Diego, the Backyardigans and Kai-lan into your living room for a game-filled party that gets everyone moving, learning and growing strong. Somewhere between pogoing, rafting, leaping and racing, your kids will discover one thing's for sure staying healthy with Nickelodeon isn't nearly as boring as gym class.
Kids can race down a river with Diego, jump rope with Dora and leap over hurdles with Kai-lan as they play their way to fitness in Nickelodeon Fit. Featuring 30 kid-approved games that are sure to put a smile on your children's faces and expert-developed techniques that are sure to put a smile on yours, Nickelodeon Fit is designed with little bodies in mind, targeting cardiovascular activity, core muscles, upper and lower body strength, balance, motor skill development and coordination in a way that's safe and fun for them. As your kids become stronger and healthier, keep track of every accomplishment along the way, and even customize personal workouts to help them improve wherever they need it. Vamanos! Lifetime fitness is the adventure in store, and there's so much to explore.
Invites kids to team up with Dora, Diego, Kai-lan and The Backyardigans for fitness fun designed just for them
Encourages cardiovascular activity, core muscle building, upper and lower body strength, balance, motor skill development and coordination
Little ones can jump rope with The Backyardigans, go river rafting with Diego, leap over hurdles with Kai-lan, pogo stick with Dora and more as they exercise their way through 30 exciting games
Bring the whole gang of characters together for a fun relay race
Features expert techniques and exercises developed in collaboration with physical education and exercise science expert Dr. Jackie Goodway, Ph.D
Monitor your children's progress and customize workout routines geared toward their personal needs
Nowadays, buying a new television is a fact of life every 3-5 years. Not only is it necessary to replace old TVs, but with the way technology is progressing, a TV from more than five years ago may begin to seem obsolete. That rapid pace of technology can also make buying a new TV intimidating, however, as every time you shop you will hear new terminology, encounter features you're not sure that you need, and run into pushy salespeople trying to rush you into a purchase. To ease your mind, here are some tips for buying a TV that might make your shopping a little bit easier.
1. Don't be afraid of HD
High-definition TVs used to be expensive and considered luxury items, but that is no longer the case. Now most new TVs are being produced with HD capabilities, and the prices for HDTVs are generally reasonable. HD programming also used to be difficult to come by, but now all the major networks broadcast in HD. And, if you're a sports fan, HD is a must. In general, the addition of HD won't cost you an arm and a leg, and you probably won't regret it if you go for it. It won't be long before programming on a non-HDTV will look downright prehistoric.
2. A technology primer
Probably the most intimidating part of buying a TV nowadays is the terms that salespeople bandy about. You might hear the terms LCD or plasma and be completely confused. They'll tell you it's great, bur really what does it mean? Here are some important things to know, and while it's not everything it can keep you from feeling overwhelmed. A standard-definition television is a tube television, which is quickly becoming old-fashioned. Most aren't HDTV-capable and are smaller than 27 inches. Salespeople may refer to them as direct view TVs. Plasma screen TVs are flat-screen televisions, but another flat-screen version, known as LCD, is taking their place as the most popular HDTVs. Although plasma picture quality is better in some cases there are a wider variety of LCD TVs and their prices are reasonable, making them popular with consumers.
3. Take a look in back
When you're shopping for a TV, it's easy to focus on the obvious: size, price, picture, and just overall the way it looks. However, you also want to make sure your TV is going to work with the devices you have. Take a look at the back panel and make sure the inputs are there for your DVD player, VCR, cable box, video game consoles, or whatever you want to plug into it. Don't assume, as a limited number of inputs can be a reason for a lower price.
4. If you can go big, go big
If you get a bigger TV, you probably won't regret it unless you take a drastic cut in quality to do so. Prices on bigger TVs are falling, and you might be surprised at the size you can get for the cost of a 27-inch five years ago. Don't be reluctant about going bigger unless there's a real reason not to.