Recently, my kids have been introduced to Jumpstart, and are learning without realizing it.
Jumpstart.com is an "award-winning adventure-based 3D virtual world that is super-personalized, wildly imaginative and really fun".
Jumpstart is not just a game though, it teaches children how to use a mouse, the ABC's, shapes and colors, numbers, math, reading, and critical thinking skills "so kids get a real jump start in life".
The 3 Dimensional aspect is really appealing to my children, and they've loved making their own avitars, adopting a pet and using the interactive maps to navigate around.
I especially love that the virtual world it is age appropriate for each child. My children can log in under their name and it will take them to areas appropriate for their age. My twins use the 0-4 years of age section, while my 5 year old uses the area for 4-7 year olds, and so on.
Major retailers everywhere like Target, Costco, and Toys R us carry a variety of the DVD's, or one can exclusively play online at Jumpstart.com.
My kids play with THE LEGEND OF GRIZZLY MCGUFFIN which has 2 available levels to play with 10 additional levels to open up with one's online account.
I LOVE that one can customize the "adventure" for one's child by sending them special messages.
As a part of a new model of PR, two other bloggers and I have the opportunity to review Jumpstart, get you in touch with representatives from Jumpstart with questions, and then GIVEAWAY some pretty generous Jumpstart gifts.
Jenna at Stop, Drop and Review has already blogged about her experience with the software and online world, and Carissa at GoodNCrazy has as well. Be sure to stop by to read their reviews and get more information on this new concept of PR.
Next week, Erin from Jumpstart is making herself available to all of us for a little Q & A.
Let's start a dialogue. What's most important to you in helping your children to learn?
I've "learned" over the years that making the learning process fun is fundamental. Safety is of utmost importance to me as well. Jumpstart provides a fun, safe learning environment for my children, so I give it 2 thumbs up.
What about you?