Monday, November 30, 2009

Exploracise’s GyMathtics

GyMathtics is a 30 minute exerscize video that combines exercise and math. Yippee! The format of the video is like this…

Part 1 – Shape stretches warm up. This is exactly as it sounds. While you’re warming up for the exercises to follow, you’re doing movements that make you think of various shapes.

Part 2 – Counting Calisthenics. This was the favorite here. It’s basically counting, including skip counting, put to movements. This is great way to exercise and learn skip counting!

Part 3 – Pattern Power – basically this showed various patterns on the side of the screen combined with various exercises

Part 4 – Well-Being Wind Down. This is exactly as it sounds. This is the wind down portion of the video which incorporates stretches with healthy lifestyle instructions.

Personally, I could have down without the lifestyle instructions, but all in all I think it’s a worthwhile children’s exercise video. I can imagine it would be a wonderful thing to pull out in the dead middle of winter when everyone needs to burn off some energy. It’s a bit cheesy, but I do like that it combines movement and math. Whenever I can sneak in math I think it’s a good idea to do so!

You can go here to find out more about GyMathtics and you can click on the icon below to see what others had to say about it.

Happy Homeschooling!

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