Ahhh…winter playdates. Here in Colorado that means, most likely, lots of kids indoors, tearing through the house and jumping on my bed.
Often, I’ll let the kids play video games for a little while, since they don’t get a chance to do this with their friends much. I keep a strict eye on the time and on how long they’re sitting down, glued to a screen.
But this is one of the reasons I’m a big fan of the Just Dance games. You’re not sitting down, glued to a screen. You’re up, jumping around (but not on my bed! Yeay!), moving and boogying and actually getting in a pretty good workout while you play.
And I love that you can play the game with the controller, and keep track of points, or you can put it on and have a whole group of kids dance along without controllers. They don’t have to sit and wait for their friends to finish before they get to participate. It gets everyone up and involved and moving at the same time and that’s great.
Or…and I’m just spitballing here…you can steal the game from your kids and take it on girls’ weekend with you. And play it with a bunch of friends who still think they’re kids. Yes. You should do that.
Oh. Also, you should wear matching jammies.
Oh my goodness, I haven’t laughed this hard in a long, long time. We had a blast tearing up the living room with our sweet dance moves.
Until the dog began attacking us and pulling on our pantlegs, obviously concerned we were convulsing and needed immediate medical attention.
I highly recommend the Just Dance 2016 game for a group of rowdy kids, over for a playdate…or a group of even rowdier women having their own playdate (though with more wine).
I would say that if you’re hosting a playdate, monitor the songs your kids are choosing (adults are on their own!). There were a few songs I wouldn’t let the kids pick, but there were also some tracks like “Under the Sea,” which were a huge hit. There are more than 40 top hits and quirky favorites, including “All About That Bass”, “Uptown Funk,” and “You’re the One That I Want” from Grease. And if you’ve got an Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or Wii U, you can use your smartphone to track your moves and navigate through the game.
This would be a great way to get everyone up and moving after a big holiday dinner, too (and when you get the entire family involved, I promise you the results are both memorable and hilarious.)
So…play it with kids…play it with your family…play with your besties — have fun this season!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
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