By Get Game Smart
As parents in the midst of a digital revolution, there’s no shortage of debate about how to maintain a healthy amount of “screen time” for our kids, and at the root of the discussion is how much time a child is simply sitting, sedentary in front of a screen.
When Microsoft first introduced Kinect for Xbox 360, it offered parents an entertainment option that would get kids off the couch and encourage families to play together. This week, in partnership with Sesame Workshop and National Geographic, Microsoft will take fun, interactive experiences to a new level with the release of “Kinect Sesame Street TV” and “Kinect Nat Geo TV.”
In the months leading to the release, these new experiences were tested with more than 300 children to understand the subtleties of small children’s voices and movements, two of which were the children of Leticia Barr, blogger at Tech Savvy Mama
. Here’s a quick look at what happened when Leticia’s kids interacted with their favorite TV shows: