My kids love to be active, but keeping them active can be a challenge. Regardless of what we do, I always hear ‘I’m bored’. Even at the parks, they tend to get bored easily or they don’t expel as much energy as I would like them too!
We invited the kids’ friends to come with us to the local park to test out LeapFrog’s LeapBands – the only activity tracker just for kids that encourages active play and healthy habits with a customizable pet pal.
The kids and their friends loved that they had a pet that they could pick out, name, and color.
Buddy’s favorite part was that for each challenge they completed, they were rewarded ‘jules’ (aka points) that allowed them to unlock new pets, get treats, and do other tasks with their pets.
With the push of one button, the LeapBand gave the kids a challenge to do such as wiggling their fingers and toes and leaping like a frog:
A ringer rings when they can stop the activity (the tend to last 10 seconds-ish).
It definitely kept the kids active as they competed to gain more jules than the other. Even the baby wanted to do the challenges (she likes to copy everyone so she was copying sister and her friend leaping like a frog).
After all the excitement and activity, the kids got to take a little snack break with CLIF Kid protein bars and some water!
The kids loved the protein bars and are still eating them for snacks. One of their friends enjoyed them so much, we sent her home with some!
My kids have used their LeapBands every day since our park “party” and they continue to be active with their LeapBands.
As a parent, I’m overjoyed to have such a neat little gadget for them to play with, but also keep them active to earn ‘jules’ in order to play with their pet.
This is definitely a product that I not only recommend, will bring with us on playdates to keep the kids moving when they get bored and to share with our friends!
You can see more pictures and videos of our #FitMadeFun party on Instagram!