I am a Stay-at-Home Mom to three children (ages 6, 4 and 3). My oldest son started first grade this year and the other two are in preschool. Since they were born, we've tried to surround them with learning opportunities. We've read books to them every night since they were infants. We've always bought educational toys for them, and we always try to find educational shows on TV or video. They have never complained because they were having fun. We've never complained because they were also learning. Who says that learning has to be boring?
We were very excited when Knowledge Adventure asked us to try their online game site. They have set the standard in kids’ software by creating the finest educational products for use in the home and the classroom for more than 15 years. They launched the browser-based virtual world at http://www.jumpstart.com/ for kids 3-10 years old. Kids can create avatars called Jumpeez for themselves and explore magical worlds, discovering and unlocking games, videos and storybooks that teach everything from math to reading.
My boys (ages 6 and 4) were hooked on JumpStart from the moment they started playing. The website has colorful, rich graphics and a voice to guide you every step of the way. Each child has their own login and they can create their site the way they want it. The games are challenging but not too challenging to turn the kids off. When the boys' egg hatched and their dragon was born, it was almost as exciting as if I brought a real baby home! The kids never got bored either because JumpStart keeps adding more features. My boys went crazy the other day when the Boardwalk section opened!
I love that it teaches math, science, matching games, numbers, letters, safety lessons, healthy habits like teeth brushing, etc.!
I sat down to play JumpStart numerous times over the past couple of months so I can learn all about it in order to write this review. My boys flocked around me and laughed because I couldn't manuever the arrow keys as well as they do. It does take some getting used to. It also takes some time to load between screens. The weird thing is that my impatient boys don't mind the long load times because they really enjoy JumpStart!
JumpStart is a safe place where your kids will have fun and learn at the same time. You will also have fun if you decide to try it out. A membership to JumpStart would be a great Christmas present for your whole family!
One of my lucky readers will win a Three-Month Membership to JumpStart.
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You must leave a comment for each thing you do. The comment is your actual entry. The total number of entries (comments) allowed per person is 5.
This giveaway is open to residents of U.S., 18 years old or over, and the winners will be chosen through random.org on September 8, 2010 midnight EST.
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“Disclosure: I was provided with a JumpStart membership at no cost by Knowledge Adventure in order to test the products’ abilities and give my own personal opinions on it. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.”