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Punch, Throw, Swing: Experts Touting Exercise Video Games

Kids are getting fit with the Wii and other video games. Credit: Alex Grimm, Getty Images
"Honey, I handed the kids the remote," is the new mantra of health-savvy moms and dads who are boasting "I told you so," to naysayers who once...
Experts say the virtual reality of many games actually requires kids to work up a sweat and helps keep video game players in physical shape. They're regaling the benefits of Nintendo's "Wii Sports," Konami's "Dance Dance Revolution" and other video games that require players to go through motions to make their virtual counterparts perform.

Online video gives you the world and reminds you to dance

Spontaneous dancing is one of those childhood traits that you can easily take for granted and miss desperately when kids start getting self-conscious. Matt Harding has become an unlikely internet celebrity through amazingly touching videos of himself...

PE gets an update

Education has become decidedly less stuffy since schools and administrators have realized there are others ways for students to demonstrate mastery of a topic besides just writing a report on it. Kids now do things like writing a play about Benjamin...

Libraries get loud to attract teens

Unlike those shops in London who use high frequency sounds to chase away children, libraries actually want children hanging around. But as Christine Lind Hage, director of the Rochester Hills Public Library in Michigan points out, spending an...

Fisher Price makes fitness video game for kids

In the wake of success stories like Dance, Dance Revolution and Wii -- both of which have been officially endorsed by fitness experts in helping kids get physically active -- Fisher Price has created it's own "exergame," the Smart Cycle. Essentially,...

Teens face off against librarian in Dance Dance Revolution to beat library fines

A teen librarian in an undisclosed location is forgoing library fines if offenders can beat her in a game of Dance Dance Revolution. I'm totally serious. This hipster bookworm keeps the game set up all the time, just in case she needs to have a dance...

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