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Need help getting my kids off their butts!

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by tom97531, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. tom97531

    tom97531 WiiChat Member

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    We bought a Wii since we thought it might help get our kids more active. The sports disc that came with it seems to do a pretty good job at that. We bought Zelda, but there seems to be very little physical activity involved with it. Maybe it gets more active as the game goes on? What I'm looking for is suggestions for other games that involve a lot of physical activity. Can anyone help?


    ...Thanks to all who replied so far. But I must make clear that my kids do get outdoors and they are into sports. I'm always encouraging them to do those things. I'm just trying to replace those times where they sit in front of the TV, computer or gameboy. I think they spend more time doing those things than they ought to.
     
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  2. ericlewis91

    ericlewis91 im McLovin

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    wario ware is a good work out
     
  3. elmo_999

    elmo_999 Wii launch Owner

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    maddens good too
     
  4. SLrocket

    SLrocket Rockets In '08!!!

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    are you lookin for them to lose weight? or is it you just dont want them to be lazy. give them a real sport to play. wii is great and all, but no substitsute for real outdoor/gym play or something like that.
     
  5. TheWhiteWii

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    Wii sports lol, boxing for real
     
  6. Borch712ers

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    ^^I agree with this guy.

    Also, just wait until the wii gets more sports games, eg tennis, basketball, baseball, madden and grab some of those.

    but the wii will never match up to just going outside and playing ball with your kids, whether your tossing a baseball, going 1 on 1 on the courts, or just playing tag.
     
  7. thewhitelamp

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    Buy/rent Rayman: Raving Rabbids, or challenge them in a couple rounds of Wii boxing. I'd go with Warioware though.
     
  8. psyichic

    psyichic WiiChat Member

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    tom just so you know Zelda does not get much more active. Like others here have said go either for Wario ware or a sports game.
     
  9. dja11101995

    dja11101995 I am the Time Alpaca

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    wario ware/raving rabid rabids
     
  10. surfinrach90

    surfinrach90 I GOT A JAR OF DIRT.

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    Yup, as most people have already said Wario Wares great for getting them off their buts :p You can NOT play this game sitting down, seriously lol!

    So I'd go for that, don't think there are any others I could recommend
     
  11. grimmda

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    Sorry but Wario Ware can totally be played sitting down. Everyone plays the games a little differently.

    As for "getting them off their butts", just realize that you are the parent that needs to set time limits for your children with anything involving TV time and video games.

    Showing them "Wii Sports" boxing will only result in them getting off their butts for about 5-10 minutes. If they really want to sit while playing they'll just stop playing the games that require them to stand.

    Just remember you need to step in a restrict use of whatever it is, kids need balance and your guidance to live a balanced life.
     
  12. bigmex44

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    Is Wario Ware really good? I am also looking for another game that requires some movement.
     
  13. WiiChunk

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    Tut tut:hand: Have you been breaking the third rule of Warioware??

    3. Let loose your inhabitions.

    That means you cheated at least once on the squatting game!!!:hand: :hand:
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  14. sagema

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    If you are relying on a video game system to make your kids active, you have problems. Everyone has certain types of exercise they hate, and other areas they like. For example, I like cycling. Also if your kids have fallen into a habbit of not exercising it will be hard to break. Human beings are creatures of habit. So find out what they to do like, and force that down their throats. You need to become the alpha leader of the pack.
     
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    What about the Wii Sports action pack? With the tennis racket wiimote holder etc. That should get them swinging away at tennis rather than the little wrist flick motions :)
     
  16. bigmex44

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    Where can you buy that holder?
     
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    maybe have them get off there butts and go outside!
     
  18. surfinrach90

    surfinrach90 I GOT A JAR OF DIRT.

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    It's no fun playing Wario Ware sitting down grimmda. Plus their kids, they wont be embarrassed to do all the moves.
     
  19. tom97531

    tom97531 WiiChat Member

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    Okay, I was looking for suggestions on games, not a lesson on parenting. Sagema, did you even read the second part of my post? You accused me of not getting them to excercise just after I wrote that my kids do get out, are into sports and I encourage them to do more. If you think forcing things down their throats, wether they like it or not, is going to help, maybe you're the one with the problem. It's only going to get them to hate it. I said that I think they spend more time playing video games than they ought to. I actually believe it would be best if they didn't play any video games or watch TV at all, but that's not realistic. Kids are going to play video games, so why not choose ones that keep them moving?
     
  20. im_a_super_smash_bro

    im_a_super_smash_bro J'habite on FWONS :D

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    Warioware all the way! The game is fun childish and gets you off your butt! :D :lol:
     

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