Sunday, July 15, 2012

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“An Adventure In Exercise” book series- review & giveaway

My Thoughts-
As someone who has been working on my own health for the past 18 months I have become more aware and more concerned about our kid’s health. I was very excited when I was asked to review two books in the “An Adventure In Exercise” book series- “Spunky The Monkey” and “Joey The Kangaroo” by Len Saunders. Len Saunders is a huge advocate for children’s health and he created these fun books to help get kids moving at a young age.
Each book has a colorful photo on one page and a story with activities for your kids to do on the other. “Joey The Kangaroo” would be geared towards kids who may struggle with longer exercise and who are younger. At the end of the book there is an information section on each of the exercises your kids did and how to help them/encourage them to do well. And on a side note the book helps the kids to count to 10 with 10 different exercises. Love that fitness and learning are combined. Below is a short video of the kids doing just a few of the workouts from this book.

“Spunky The Monkey” is a bit more advanced and has your kids doing each workout a bit longer. At the end of the book are pages for each day with simple exercises your kids can do for each day. Lee really loves this and wants to follow along with it. She struggled with some of the moves in this book but she kept saying, “I want to try to do that again. I know I’ll get stronger the more I try.” I’m so proud of her.


Would I recommend these books? That is a huge YES!! The books I got to review were eBooks and since we don’t use our eReader with our kids very often I’ve decided to purchase a copy of these books for our library. And in fact I loved the books so much I’m purchasing an extra set to giveaway to one of my readers. So YES they are that good and I hope you all will check out the books and check out Len Saunders‘ website for more info on getting your kids healthy and active.

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  1. Thank you so much for your kind review and support of my books. I am so happy your daughter enjoyed them, which is the greatest reward for me to hear. I hope your readers enjoy them as well.
    Len

  2. my four-year-old is always trying to follow along while I exercise but she isn’t quite coordinated enough to do the videos I usually follow. These look like fun.

  3. A.Smith says:

    I’d love to win these for my daughter because Len Saunders is an incredible advocate in the fight against childhood obesity and can motivate my daughter to get more active.

  4. rebecca says:

    I’d like them for my daughter. She watchs me workout and wants to do so as well.

  5. Liberty Boblett says:

    I would love to win these for my 5 year old daughter Lydia. She loves yoga and trying new exercises! I want her to keep active, and think that starting young is the best idea! Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Would love these for my daughter and son – we homeschool and often phys ed is sort of pushed to the side. I think these would help us get moving on those rainy days!

  7. carol gentry says:

    I would have them for my grandkids when they come to visit. They love to work out with their Mom

  8. Dorothy Doll says:

    I would love these for our grandkids. I want to encourage them to stay active.

  9. Angela M says:

    I’d like to get these books for my daughter. She loves to follow along with books/tv/music so these would be a perfect combination of reading and exercise for her.

  10. As an Early Childhood Educator these books would be an asset to my collection as circle or story time would now become physical activity time. Very valuable experience!

  11. Cheryl Reinhardt says:

    Would love to have for my Grandkids when they come to visit they are really neat!

  12. Ed Nemmers says:

    These would be for my nieces, who love kangaroos!

  13. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Mt grandkids would love them
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  14. I like they encourage fitness. I would give them to my daughter.

  15. susan smoaks says:

    i would love to get these for our daughter, we are trying to get in shape, the whole family is!

  16. Julia Baxter says:

    I would love to get these books for a kid I babysit. He loves being active and a challenge.

  17. Brenda Elsner says:

    I would love to get these for my son. He needs more encouragement to get himself into shape and I could use it to help try and encourage him.

  18. Sarah Yurga says:

    I have 3 daughters, ages 17, 12 and 5 months. I want them all to live happy, healthy lives and being fit and active is the way. These books would be for my two youngest.

  19. Amelia Green says:

    My Son and daughter always like to try and do my workout videos, but can’t keep up. I would wnat this book for them