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Fall 2011 Toys
Ages: 5 & Up
Manufacturer: GeoPalz, LLC.
Price: $19.99

The Geopalz activity tracker is a pedometer for kids that comes in all sorts of cute shapes such as a butterfly, peace sign, ladybug, and soccer ball. Children can go to the Geopalz website each day to log in their steps. Each time they log in a specific amount of steps (25,000 steps) they earn a point, once they have earned enough points they can win small prizes. Also, when you log on, it will give you different health facts. We learned that it takes about 11,000 steps to work off a large size order of French fries from McDonalds. Parents liked having a source that informs kids about their eating choices and how they affect their health. This is a great way to teach children about the importance of exercise in a fun and low key way. Parents of school age children will get a lot out of using this product.

Karena Rush, Ph. D.   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Karena Rush is a professor in the Psychology Department at Millersville University. Karena has two young daughters and spends most of her free time outdoors with her family and old English sheepdog.

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