7 Smartphone Apps to Get Kids Moving
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Looking for a quick way to get the kids to burn off some energy? Here are seven apps that’ll get them moving:

1. FitQuest Lite

This exercise adventure has players jump, duck and jog in place to help a baby squirrel return safely to its tree house.

Age: 3-6 years

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Cost: Free

2. Kids Yogaverse: I AM LOVE

Backed by the U.S. Surgeon General, this award-winning app takes kids on a journey around the world as they learn balance-enhancing poses and breathing affirmations.

Age: 4-8 years

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad

Cost: $3.99

3. Just Dance Now

Players copy the moves of on-screen avatars, set to the tune of Top 40 pop songs. Play alone or with friends—there’s also a record feature that allows users to upload their dance sessions to Facebook. Note: You’ll need access to a computer screen for this game as well.

Age: 10+ years

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android

Cost: Free

4. Move Like Me

This sequence-memorizing game has players copy movement patterns performed by colorful critters.

Age: 3-5 years

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Cost: $1.99

5. NFL Play 60

Developed by the American Heart Association and the NFL, this app has players run, jump and turn through obstacle courses. Players collect coins by completing challenges, which can be used to “buy” NFL team gear.

Age: 9-11

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Cost: Free

6. Workout In a Bag – For Kids

Developed by a mom and personal trainer, this app features more than 50 age-appropriate resistance and cardio exercises that make fitness fun. Players choose a Workout Buddy that motivates them to finish workout sequences; kids also receive gold coins, medals and badges for completing exercise routines.

Age: 7-11

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Cost: $2.99

7. Zombies, Run!

This ultra-immersive running game and audio adventure motivates users to walk, run or jog to keep the human race alive. Perfect for the treadmill or outdoor use, the newest version features an interval training option as well as the ability to share progress via social media.

Age: 12+

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Cost: $3.99

Which fitness apps are you and your kids most excited to try? Post in the comment section below!

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