Blends fitness and dancing with kid-friendly choreography.
Common Sense Media
17 December 2013
Summary: Parents need to know that Zumba Kids is a dancing and exercise game based on the Zumba dance fitness program with kid-friendly songs and choreography designed for ages seven to 12. Songs don't contain any racy dance moves or inappropriate content. The game encourages players to get up and move through Zumba's unique blend of aerobics and dancing.
Excerpt: I thoroughly enjoyed Zumba World Fitness for the Wii U and my children often watched me and even danced in a couple of the songs. Zumba Kids is geared towards youths between the ages of seven and twelve. Tracks like "I Like to Move It" and Justin Beiber's "Beauty and the Beat" will definitely perk their ears up while Willow Smith's "Fireball" makes mine bleed.
Pros: Fun mini-games and music kids will enjoy.
Cons: While there is dancing, this game is more about exercise and my kids were not fooled.
Conclusion: Reading skill is helpful for some of the menus and setting up profiles, but it’s easy to figure things out just by playing. While I don’t see why this would be more appealing for kids to play over the regular Zumba games, the freestyle mode is cute and maybe younger players would like the song selection better. Plus, any game that encourages kids to move around and exercise and have fun can’t be all bad. Zumba Kids is rated E for Everyone.