Recently I was introduced to a new fitness program designed for babies and toddlers. Baby Goes Pro is a colorful and fun DVD created by two moms, 2 time Olympic Gold Medalist Gigi Fernandez and Valerie Stern, a self-proclaimed ‚”soccer mom,” whose mission it was to introduce children to sports.
Together they created Emkei (Equipment, Movement,, Know-how Externals, Instruction) the monkey, a cute animated character that teaches kids the basics of five sports — baseball, tennis, basketball, golf and soccer. This little character shows children that sports can be fun. The whole mission behind Baby Goes Pro is to inspire a generation to move.
I watched this DVD with my 10 month old son. He smiled and giggled whenever Emkei came on the screen. I especially loved the colorful images and fun music. In the DVD’s viewing guide it recommends that parents show it to infants under 6 months every day, 6 mos to a year 6 times a week, 1-2 year olds 5 times a week, and over 2 years 3-4 times a week.
Baby Goes Pro also includes bonus features. The DVD has interactive flash cards which introduces your child to sports equipment, and the movements explained on the DVD. You can also meet Gigi and Valerie in an interview where they describe how Baby Goes Pro was created.
I enjoyed watching this with my son and hope that it will help him to learn more about sports and staying active. I liked Baby Goes Pro so much and I hope that they decide to make followup DVD’s outlying other sports and fitness activities. Gigi and Valerie have a great concept and I know that they can do a lot with this program.
You can purchase the first DVD in this new series Baby Goes Pro Early Beginning online for only $14.95. Baby Goes Pro Early Beginning is recommended for children 4 and under. Or you can enter for a chance to win your very own copy by leaving us a comment.
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