Thursday, February 3, 2011

Jumpstart Virtual World Review and Giveaway!

Hi all, Again, my apologies about not posting near as often as I should be. It is going to be this way for a little bit as I am traveling but after that I will get back to normal posting. Anyways, today I have a review and giveaway with a really neat, well, I was going to say product, but it isn't really a product. More of an online learning system for children. Have you ever heard of Jumpstart? I knew of their computer games but had never heard of the online programs. So, when I was offered the chance to check it out and get a free membership, I "jumped' at the offer:)

My 10 year old sister is the one who got to try this out. It is basically a virtual online world. I was kind of worried about this as I have heard of things like this where children can go on but there were problems with them being able to go other places, questionable places or statements, etc. So, I kind of checked this out before letting her on it. We are very careful about this type of thing and I wanted to see how it was first. I have to say, I was very impressed. When you go on the Jumpstart website you click on that tab and it pulls up a totally separate window for them to play in. You get the ability to go in and create a character, male or female and then their clothing and name. Then comes the fun!!

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I wanted to make sure as well that it wasn't just playing and no learning. We have had those type of games before and we were not impressed. I like something that has fun and learning at the same time. Again, I loved the way this is set up! You take your character all over to different places and get to do different projects. Whether an undersea lab, winter time, etc. I really liked the undersea area that had math in different forms and levels.

My sister got on and played for quite a while. She enjoyed taking her character all over the place and one of her favorite things to do was to go skating on the pond during winter time:) She also thought it was great to have it walk right off the edge of the land and into the water where it took off swimming. Which it was kind of funny to see but still, I had to keep telling her to go do something else, instead of swimming/exploring.

Windy Hollows - Outside 2

Overall, I was very impressed with this virtual world. There was one part of dancing which I didn't care for but that is a personal preference. We don't do dancing at all but again, that is just me. Any child would love playing on this and have fun learning as well. They don't even realize they are learning! I love it!

Now, one of you will win a membership to the Jumpstart online virtual world. Please follow directions below and get your entries in. I am sure your child will love this!

MANDATORY ENTRY-
Tell me your favorite way to incorporate fun and learning into your child's day! Please leave an email in your first entry. Thanks!

EXTRA ENTRIES-Please leave a separate comment for each entry.
1.Blog or post about this on Facebook. Get 3 entries for each.
2.Follow my blog via GFC, subscribe through RSS Feed or follow me on Twitter. Get one entry for each you do.
3.Enter any of my other currently running giveaways. Let me know which ones.
4.Leave a comment on any of my review only posts. This must be for reviews only! Leave a comment for each.
5.Tweet about this giveaway. Can be done three times a day.
6.Tell me another game Jumpstart does.

This giveaway will end 2/17. Winner will be chosen through Random.org and they will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

Al thoughts are 100% mine. I received a free membership to do my review. I did not receive any monetary compensation.

37 comments:

dnbuster said...

my fav way is to play games with the kids and teach them when they dont even realize they are learning.
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Laura said...

I like to have my kids help when I bake...they're doing fractions without realizing it.

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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I follow via GFC
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I follow you via twitter

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Laura said...

I entered the cool Care giveaway.

Sorry about all of the extra entries...my three year old thought it would be a great idea to hold down the enter button.

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kellyr78 said...

I incorporate fun and learning into my child's day by providing him with lots of arts and crafts materials and encouraging him to write cards to people- he is learning how to read and write.

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Following you on GFC(Kellyr78)
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Following you on twitter(kellywcu)
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Tweeted giveaway
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Chelsey said...

I love to play board games with my kids and to teach them songs to help them memorize verses, geography, math etc... Thanks for the giveaway! mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

I'm following you via GFC.

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I follow you on twitter.

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I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/SowDandelions/status/38293838778859520

Amy W. said...

I try to play learning games with them and take everyday opportunities to teach new things. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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Chelsey said...

Another Jumpstart game is the JumpStart Preschool Magic of Learning 1.

Chelsey said...

I commented on your Wholly Guacamole Review.

Terre@savingyourgreen.blogspot.com said...

I have to find ways to make things fun for my son because he just is so willful and must be engaged or he is not even giving it a chance. I gave him my old laptop to play online games and he plays a few, but gets bored fast. He learned his ABC's with the Vtech fridge magnet thing. He would walk around the house playing it over and over. (It never stayed on the fridge.) He learned counting by going up and down stairs. Every time we went up or down we counted our steps. I need fresh ideas all the time.

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Terre@savingyourgreen.blogspot.com said...

I am following you via GFC, your newest follower!

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Following you on twitter now too! @SavingYourGreen

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Terre@savingyourgreen.blogspot.com said...

My four year old has two older siblings that used Jumpstart Kindergarten, Jumpstart First Grade when they were little. Of course that was many years ago since he is four and they are 21!

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monicaandrew said...

we love to play educational software games together.
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follow through google friend connect
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monicaandrew said...

jumpstart also offers a phonics and software for each grade level..i just recently donated jumpstart 2nd grade for my daughter's class computer.
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SETexasMama said...

One way to make learning fun for my kids is making up silly songs to help memorize things!
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I follow via GFC!
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