“Kinect Nat Geo TV” blends world-renowned Nat Geo WILD TV programs with intuitive Kinect for Xbox 360 technology, transporting children and their families to animal habitats around the world to inspire a sense of wonder and excitement about nature. Through the magic of “reach in and explore” interactivity on Kinect, kids do more than just watch television — they will engage, play and learn using their full bodies, gestures and voices.
With “Kinect Nat Geo TV”, your family can explore the rugged beauty of the American wilderness with Casey Anderson, host of Nat Geo’s “America the Wild,” in season one, or travel the world searching for the planet’s most interesting reptiles with Brady Barr, host of Nat Geo’s “Dangerous Encounters” in season two (our celeb pic is below with Mr. Barr!). Develop naturalist skills, learn about the environment and get to know your favorite wild animals and reptiles. As you can see above, my son is in his new natural habitat and having a blast.
Each 30-minute TV episode includes:
-Visual cues on the screen to highlight the interactive “sidetrack” activities for viewers to jump in and explore with the host.
-“Go WILD” role-play games where families discover the natural world together as “Kinect Nat Geo TV” turns living rooms into forests and transforms kids into animals or reptiles.
– Access to archived episodes of Nat Geo WILD TV programs through Kinect.
Microsoft Xbox 360 with Kinect is my favorite video game console! I wrote about this device all throughout the holiday season, every time we reviewed a Kinect game I stated very clearly this was the hottest device in our house. These 2 games add an additional dimension to what we already loved in interactive gaming!
And for the younger set, Sesame Street characters! I was watching my blogger friends’ younger children watching themselves on the TV and interacting with Sesame Street characters in real Sesame Street scenes. They were looking at themselves on Sesame Street, on the TV. How is it possible to not have this for your child:
“Kinect Sesame Street TV” invites children into an interactive TV experience where they not only watch their favorite Sesame Street episodes, but also engage with beloved characters including Big Bird, Grover, Oscar and more. The magic of Kinect for Xbox 360 transforms passive viewing into active participation, encouraging children to use their gestures, voices and bodies to interact with educational content on the screen. Where I come from anything that assists in the learning process is golden!
“Children will help Sesame Street characters with tasks, play in their world and learn together. Using content from actual episodes,“ Kinect Sesame Street TV” brings to life enriching activities – from jumping like a frog with Elmo to learning letters with Cookie Monster to counting with Grover – and visual and physical interactions between your child and their favorite Sesame characters. With new content created exclusively for Kinect and access to thousands of classic clips from the Sesame Street archive*, learning has never been so much fun.”
My home is currently a battle ground regarding what games are acceptable for my 9 1/2 year old son. He has had a taste of games for older kids during visits with his cousins. But in my house, he has to stick to the age appropriate games. He loves animals, and he loves participating in these games, that’s why this interactive 2 way technology works for us, to help to keep him on the right track!
Disclosure: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive codes to redeem for the actual episodes of these seasons for all of us to enjoy at home! All opinions are 100% our own and honest.
Game and Kinect sold separately. Xbox LIVE (free) membership and broadband Internet access required; service fees apply. Archived episodes sold separately. Available at most game retailers.
Celeb shot, my son and Brady Barr of Nat Geo Wild’s “Dangerous Encounters:”