UPDATE: Kristen is the winner of this wonderful program! Sorry, I forgot to do the drawing yesterday! It was one of those days!
My children have been enjoying JumpStart programs for 7 years. They have learned math skills, geography skills, computer skills, reading skills and memory skills by playing Jump Start games since they were about 3 years old! And the best part is that they had fun while they did it! I always felt like Jump Start games were well created. The games were engaging as well as educational, the kids didn’t complete them in one sitting and the cost was reasonable.
I was thrilled when I was offered the opportunity to check out the JumpStart World 1st Grade educational software. JumpStart has gone to a whole new level with this game! It is an interactive game and what you initially get are 2 adventure packs. This includes over 80 learning games and missions. Once your child has mastered these two adventure packs, then you can subscribe to the online site and get a new adventure pack every month. This means that as your child progresses, the challenges will increase and at a very reasonable rate! (either 7.99 a month or the remaining 10 packs at once for 64.99.) But, you may just want to play the two games included on the disk and if you do, that is also more than fine. However, I have a feeling that once we get through these two adventure packs, we are going to want to enjoy more experiences in JumpStart World.
JumpStart World 1st Grade, an evolving 3D learning environment full of whimsical lands, lively activities and friendly characters. Your child can choose the character they want to play. They can explore the worlds, learn and win keys that help them obtain a new level. They even have a pet they can care for and they can personalize their world with photos and special dates.
Your child will be able to visit the Art and Music Studio and unleash their creativity. They can celebrate the seasons, holidays, and even their birthday!
They will learn about addition, subtraction, telling time, fractions, picture graphs, phonics, consonants, vowels, sentences and reading comprehension. They will learn problem solving skills, patterns, attributes, and classifications. They will also learn about friendship and dedication.
Information for parents:
You will receive progress report e-mails and Parent Tips
You will have access to a members-only website and educational experts
Your kids will be safe – they will never be online for this game
You will have access to the rewards center
I have watched programs like this add to my children’s learning over the years. They pick up so much from playing any type of games. I am pleased to see that his new game goes beyond the previous games and take advantage of the most up to date software and hardware. I particularly like the idea that I can increase this games longevity for just a few dollars a month!
JumpStart World is curriculum based on national and state standards. It is designed to build math, reading and critical thinking skills and it is rated E for everyone. To use Jump Start World, it is necessary for you to have broadband internet connection. You must also have QuickTime installed (or you can install it when you install the program).
Here is a list of minimum system requirements:
Windows XP, Windows Vista
Pentium III (or equivalent) 1 GHz or faster
3D video card with 32 MB dedicated memory w/DirectX 9.0c-compatible driver
256 MB dedicated RAM (512 MB recommended)
1 GB RAM for Windows Vista
24x CD-ROM drive
1.4 GB available on hard drive
800 x 600 screen resolution
Direct X 9.0c-compatible sound card
Direct X9.0c(included with install
QuickTime 7.1 (included with install)
Windows Meida Player 10 (included with install)
Broadband Internet connection
Okay, now that you are convinced this is a great leap forward in children’s computer gaming, let’s get to the part you have been looking for. I have a free, unused, brand new copy to give away to one random lucky commenter! Yes, that’s right, if you live in the U.S., you could win a free copy of this great game to put under the Christmas tree for your kid. All you have to do is blog about this contest and comment below with a link to your post. Now how simple is that? This contest will be open until Monday, December 3rd at 6 pm, EST. Good luck!
If you can’t wait, just click on the link below. I guarantee your kids are going to love this JumpStart product!