Thursday, December 17, 2009

Kids Exercise and Math Video Wins Prestigious Education Award

The Exploracise Gymathtics DVD teaches math and healthy lifestyle concepts during a 30-minute workout and just won its NINTH prestigious industry award in eleven months. What does this DVD have that parents, kids, physicians, and teachers all love? Gymathtics gets kids off the couch or out of their chairs for 30 minutes AND they learn Math at the same time.

The new educational exercise DVD has received nine coveted awards including the most recent Learning Magazine 2010 Teacher’s Choice Award for the Family, Dr. Toy 100 Best Children’s Product, Dr. Toy 10 Best Active Product, Creative Child Magazine DVD of the Year, National Association for Gifted Children Recommended List, Mom’s Best Award, Dr. Toy Best Vacation Children’s Product, Telly Award, and Aegis Award. In the Creative Child Magazine Winter issue, Exploracise Gymathtics was featured as DVD of the Year.

Learning Magazine’s Teachers’ Choice Awards program is one of the most recognized and prestigious awards in the educational market. Teachers’ Choice for the Family is the only awards program that requires evaluators to be both a teacher and a parent. Teachers evaluate the products on educational value, originality and creativity, ease of use, safety and durability, and high-interest level and motivation for children.

“We are honored to be recognized by the most prestigious awards program in the education market. As a parent and educator, I am passionate about developing kids programming that provides beneficial screen time so children learn and exercise while watching the television. Exploramania is especially concerned about the current state of our children in this country. So many children could benefit from the Gymathtics program for both exercising their minds and bodies to get healthy and learn math, “ states Carrie Scheiner, Founder of Exploramania.

The statistics are staggering – 33% of children are overweight or obese and only 39% of 4th graders are proficient in math. Exploramania is creating interactive educational experiences to help children develop a love of learning and healthy lifestyle. The Exploracise Gymathtics DVD was created as another tool to help families, educators, and professionals combat the obesity epidemic and math challenges that affect so many children in America today. The program uses multi-sensory techniques to teach math which is proven to increase the retention and recall of concepts.

To view the Gymathtics routine go to where there is a short video clip.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

TOS Homeschool Crew Reviews

Exploramania got on board with the Homeschool Crew from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and had almost 100 reviews from Homeschool families around the country. Each family received a Gymathtics DVD to try with their children and see if it worked well before, after, or during the school day.

It was very interesting to see so many different comments. Most were very positive and some were even surprised how much their children enjoyed using the program. A few families determined that it may not be a fit for them but acknowledged that it may work for others. There were children even age 13 using the program and as young as age 3. A few moms even joined in and most families think it is great for day when outdoor play is not possible due to the weather.

"What fun my kids had watching and exercising to the Gymathtics DVD I received as a review resource for The Old Schoolhouse review crew. I opened the package, popped it in the DVD player and asked the kids if they wanted to watch? Before I knew it they were both up kicking, jumping, squatting, bending and more. They were moving their bodies and learning math skills at the same time! They didn't even know they were learning. Exploracise says that "Gymathtics is an Interactive Math and Exercise Experience." I totally agree!"

Gymathtics received high marks as a fun kids exercise video getting kids moving and learning math at the same time. Our favorite review was one where the mother actually taped her daughter following the routine and put it on YouTube. The girl was definitely Getting Fit, Getting Smart and Having Fun! Visit to see a short video clip of Gymathtics.