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Toucanz Trail Obstacle Adventure

Toucanz Trail Obstacle Adventure

Fall 2004 DVD
Ages: 5 - 10 yrs.
Producer: Avid Ideas
DVD Price: $14.95
Review:
If you're looking for an exercise DVD that will get your child up off the couch, or looking for a video that might give you some active birthday party ideas, this is it. How can it do both? It's because there are two distinct parts. The first is a complete workout, from warm up to cool down, leading a group of elementary school kids through a variety of moves from sit-ups to push-ups and more. The idea is to let kids know that these exercises help prepare them for sports or outdoor activities. It's not so much an aerobic class, but more a muscle flexor, although some of the hopping drills will be sure to get your heart pumping. The second part of the video offers suggestions for creating your own obstacle course.
Ann Oldenburg   ©2004 Parents' Choice
Ann Oldenburg, a freelance writer and adjunct professor at Georgetown University, writes about television, celebrities and other pop culture topics. A University of Florida Gator with a degree in journalism, she began her career at The Washington Post and spent more than two decades with USA TODAY. She is the co-author of a travel guide book titled The Dog Lover's Companion to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, with her husband, Don Oldenburg, a former Washington Post writer. She and Don, who have three sons, live in McLean, Va.


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