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Kideosyncrasy Volume 2

Kideosyncrasy Volume 2

Fall 2008 DVD
Ages: 5 - 12 yrs.
DVD Price: $19.99
Review:
Exercise is becoming an endangered species, so says the kids of "Kideosyncrasy." While the movement movement is touted everywhere, this DVD should garner a little more notice than usual because it's real kids talking with other kids about the fun of exercise. "Kideosyncrasy," which touts the motto "getting the world in shape one kid at a time," has an infectious spirit with its entertaining dance and exercise routines set to hip hop and pop music. Here, the kids are careful to explain words thrown about the exercise community like aerobics and endorphins (chemicals that create happy making brains). Health facts are put into clever visual analogies as one girl explains that the body loses the equivalent of 12 cafeteria-sized milk cartons of water on an average day. The dance steps are also thoroughly explained and the choreography is taught slowly. The DVD would be a real home run if the exercise segments were executed the same way. As it is, these routines have no narration or instructions. Pop up bubbles with information is fine, but if viewers don't know the routine, they'll be watching and reading instead of working out. The Hand Jive and Cotton-eyed Joe dances are the most inviting and make a great case for breaking up a day in the classroom to stimulate bodies and brains.
Laura Fries   ©2008 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and 20 year member of the Television Critics Association Laura has been writing about television and film entertainment for more years than she cares to admit. She lives with her husband and daughter in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Kideosyncrasy, Inc.
http://www.kideosyncrasy.com

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