Sunday, October 17, 2010

Jumpstart Review and Giveaway

I was very excited JumpStart contacted me to try out their  3D virtual world to write a review and giveaway a 3 month membership to one of my readers.

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JumpStart is an award-winning 3D virtual world that give children a safe online environment to learn while having fun.  After you personalize your “Jumpee” which is the avatar that represents you in this virtual world they are able to explore the many different games and activites that JumpStarts virtual world has to offer.

Emily has not played many games on the computer, but she was very excited to test this one out.  Before I had her try it I browsed it myself and then set up her Jumpee, I had to pick out the eyes, hair and clothes.  I have to admit I had a lot of fun doing this part.  I also played a few of the games to see how they worked.  I like to see how difficult the questions or activities are and what happens if they get an answer wrong.  Once I had an idea of how it worked I let Emily give it a try and she LOVED it!

We tested out Story Book Land which is recommended for ages 3-5.  Emily was not able to navigate through the 3D world on her own, but I am sure that as she gets older it will be no problem at all for her.  First I helped Emily customize her Jumpee, this time she was able to pick out all the different features, which was fun to do.  Next we tried some of the games in the School House.  Her favorite was the Monkey Drop.  In this game there was a number at the top of the tree and Emily had to click on the monkey that was hanging from the tree with the number that matched.

Overall I felt that this could be a wonderful and fun way to reinforce concepts that are being worked on as well as helping practice using a mouse.  I was amazed at how much better she got at it in just a short time. 

JumpStart offers a Free Account so you can visit the site and check it out, but if you get a Members Account you have access to a lot more!

To Find Out More Visit JumpStart:

  • Jumpstart Blog – a place to share your thoughts about the games, parenting tips, crafts and learning ideas.
  • JumpStart Website – play and explore all that JumpStart has to offer

*The Giveaway*

Win a 3 Month Membership to Jumpstart.

*To Enter*

Visit Jumpstart and tell me something you learned.

Additional Entries:
(Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry to be counted)

  • Follow A Mommy’s Adventures publicly.

  • Follow me on Twitter @Kme0310 and tweet this giveaway!  You can use your own or tweet this {Win a 3 month membership to Jumpstart @amommysadventures http://tinyurl.com/2dwcp9c} ~ You can tweet once a day, but be sure to leave a link and comment for each one.

  • Check out the JumpStart Blog and leave  a comment telling me something you liked about it.

I will select a winner using Random.org, so be sure you leave a separate comment for each entry

The winner will be announced here, and also e-mailed so please include your e-mail in each comment or enable it in blogger. The winner must respond within 48 hours or I will choose another winner.

Good Luck!!! This giveaway will be open until Sunday, October  24, 2010 midnight EST.

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.

8 comments:

Julie said...

I'd love to win! I learned from the JumpStart site that JumpStart has won tons of awards.

Julie said...

I follow A Mommy's Adventures

Debra said...

My kids would be thrilled! We just had to cancel our membership. :( I visited Jumpstart and learned that you can now adopt a Dragon! Oh, yeah, my kids would be totally into that. :)

Debra said...

I'm following you with Google Friend Connect.

Debra said...

I visited the Blog and saw that they introduced some new pets for Halloween.

Amy said...

I visited Jumpstart and really like the bright colors and visual effects of the games. Attractive for kids! Thanks for the giveaway- brian amy 10 at hotmail dot com

Amy said...

I follow A Mommy's Adventures!

brian amy 10 at hotmail dot com

joyceandnorm said...

I learned that Knowledge Adventures started in 1991. I've seen the Jumpstart workbooks around for a long time.

joycelau319 at yahoo dot com

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