Summary: I guess I'm spoiled by Dance Central. Just Dance Kids 2 really cannot compare to Dance Central at all. When music starts a few kids on screen just start dancing. It does not break down the moves for you and it does not teach you the moves. And the recording was cheaply made. Seriously, I should have just bought a DVD for kids dancing and let my kid just dance along...
Summary: We already owned Dance Disney and expected Just Dance Kids 2 to be just as good, but it wasn't. For example, when we put it on shuffle, it shuffles in three different languages. It had other glitches too.
Okay, but my kids preferred the standard "Just Dance" series
Candy Beauchamp "CandysRaves", Amazon
12 January 2013
Summary: My kids, like so many other kids these days, are very electronics savvy. They and their friends love the Just Dance series for the Kinect. I was super excited to see this one and grabbed it, the songs are a little more kid-focused, etc. The BIG problem with this is that you cannot override the controls to use the controller and it sometimes messes up when you use the gestures. My kids and their friends were SUPER frustrated with that.
Summary: I'd pass on this game. My kids would rather play Dance Central over this, so it rarely gets played anymore. The song selection is weak and the live actors are kind of creepy to follow along with. The menu system is frustrating for my 5 year old and it would be nice if it had a feature where you could use the controller for song selection (like Dance Central).
Summary: This is great for little girls but someone should've told them to highlight that. Most of the dances are quite feminine. Cute, but feminine. I was hoping for something more unisex. The grownup Dance Central has unisex dance moves, but this kid version of Just Dance must've not been created with boys in mind. Maybe little girls are the target group for this type of game?
Summary: My 5 year old really does enjoy playing a dancing game like his big sister. This one was definitely engaging and simple enough for him to play. The plus side that it is a game just for him unlike him not being able to play some of the bigger kids games. Although, his 9 year old sister has been known to jump in and enjoy dancing with him! There were a lot of "young kid" songs that really held no interest for him.
Summary: My children are 2, 4 and 11 years old. The Kinect will not pick up the 2 or 4 yr old. I've calibrated it with them and on my knees. The kinect senses them but does not recognize them as a player and they must constanstly wave to re-activate their side of the game. Rarely can they wave enough for the game to pick them up. The songs for younger children are fun and the dance moves are easy for them to follow.