The creative folks at Disney and LeapFrog have joined forces and developed a brand new wireless interactive exercise and learning system just for kids called Zippity.
The system includes the console, a foldable interactive mat, eight fun preloaded activities, and a bopper, which is similar to a ginormous joystick. The educational learning activities include basic word recognition, problem solving, art and music skills. The activities include the well-loved Disney characters Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, Little Einsteins, Handy Manny, Disney Princess and Pixar's Cars. Each game includes two different difficulty levels of play.
Although some adults may discourage running and jumping in the home, Zippity encourages children to jump around to their heart's content. Running, jumping, hoping and dancing on the mat and using the bopper actually controls the activities and characters you see on the screen. The wireless mat and the bopper interact with the Zippity console, which connects to your television set.
Recommended for children 3 to 5, the system will be available online and in stores sometime this summer. Retail value is expected to be under $80 and additional games will also be available. Although this new product is designed for kids, I bet many "older kids" may try it out. With the new Zippity system from LeapFrog, you won't have to worry about little couch potatoes any longer. Zippity-do-dah!
This video shows a larger version of the Zippity system, for demonstrative purposes.
Sources and Photos: Leap Frog, Gearlog and Engadget