Thursday, December 17, 2009

Review and giveaway: The Activators!

As someone who has struggled with weight issues most of her life, I know the importance of staying active and trying to be physically fit.  Now that I'm a mom, I'm trying to figure out how to pass that message on to my children.  So I'm glad to know about programs like The Activators, which I found out about through my involvement at the Product Review Place. The Activators is a fun new exercise show, brought to us by the My Gym Children's Fitness Center.

Ethan and I had the chance to watch some video clips of The Activators in action on their website. Go here to watch the video clips for yourself. The Activators are a group of My Gym teachers who sing and dance to music, while being silly and entertaining your kids- and getting them up and moving all at the same time! The press release that I received described The Activators as an interactive comedy show for preschoolers- focused solely on physical fitness. And it definitely is that! We watched the clips, and Ethan (he's 2 years old) would pretty quickly start to rock his head along with the singing and move to copy the exercise moves. The Activators are geared to the 2-8 year old age range, and I think that's pretty accurate. Ethan's still a little (okay, a lot) uncoordinated, so some of the moves are beyond him, but he enjoyed the music and the general idea of the activities, so I think even the young ones could get something out of watching The Activators. We're anxious to see longer videos!

The Activators are going to be appearing on TV programs and touring across the US.  Until you catch them in person or online, go visit their website to watch the video clips, shop for products, and find fun printable activities. You can even sign your child up to be an Activator- taking a pledge to stay active and physically fit. And you can print out a membership card, so your child knows he/she is an official Activator.

One of the products available for purchase on The Activators site is a new CD by Aaron Nigel Smith, featuring the Activators. We got a copy of this CD to listen to and really enjoyed it. It features lots of songs that your child will know, like Itsy Bitsy Spider and Grand Old Duke of York.  They're all songs that Ethan learned in his toddler classes and at daycare, but ones that I can never remember all the words to, so I was glad to get the CD! The music is upbeat and fun to listen to, and you'll find yourself and your kids singing along- and hopefully dancing along as well!





Two of you are going to get to win copies of this CD (US/Canadian mailing addresses):

Mandatory entry:
Let me know what you like best about The Activators, or what you do to get the child in your life up and moving!

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Giveaway will close at 9 PM on January 14, 2010. I'll choose the winners by random.org and will send them an email- they'll have 48 hours to respond to me with their mailing addresses. Good luck!

Disclaimer: I was sent a CD to listen to for this review and was told about The Activators website. I was not compensated for the review and all opinions presented here are mine and mine alone.

49 comments:

Chantelle said...

i love that they are all about getting kids to be more "active" :) they are definitely different from the other entertainment options available for small children :) thank you so much for hosting this giveaway! chantellesabino(at)live(dot)com

Kerrie said...

I like any CD or DVD that encourages exercise! I have 3 boys who would have a blast moving to this CD
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cstironkat said...

We do many outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, swimming and playing outdoor games. To get the kids moving indoors we dance and act silly.

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i like that they are getting kids to be more active and exercise and make it fun!
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Kristin said...

To help get the kids more active, we dance to music in the house all the time. So this CD would be great for my kids.

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I like that they are working towards childhood obesity and to get my daughter to get up and move i turn up the tunes!
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I like that they are entertaining and help kids enjoy physical activity
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Christian Frugal Mama said...

My 2 year old daughter and I play a game. I say "1,2,3....go!" and then she runs off through the house. She loves anticipating the go and is learning her numbers and exercising while we're at it! Thanks for the giveaway!

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kathy55439 said...

I love CD that get kids love to dance

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

what do I do I get up and move with them and show its ok to be silly

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I like that they are getting kids to be more active

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Sarah Lynne said...

My 3yr old son, Daddy and I go to the park all the time. Little Ben loves to run around!!!! We usually are chasing him!!!!

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Lizzie said...

Anything that encourages a longer nap. :)

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degood said...

I encourage my kids to play outside and when it is raining here in Seattle, we go play at a local gym or in our garage and I play with them so it keeps me active too.

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rubymoon said...

To get the little ones moving at my house I put on music and start dancing myself around the living room or dance as I run the vacuum cleaner. Always works!

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jakiesmom said...

i play music in the kitchen and while i cook my 2 yr old keeps me company by dancing/spinning around

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Joyful Girl Naturals said...

I like that the Activators incorporate interactive moves with their music.

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Sue Sweeps said...

I love any music that can get my kids up to dance and move around. It's been a long cold winter already, and it's barely started!

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Beverly Hernandez said...

We do the wii to get the kids moving and send them outside to run and play.

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