Jumpstart.com…a quick little review

Around here TV, video and computer time is pretty limited. ¬†(For the kids anyway ūüėČ ). ¬†So when I heard about Jumpstart.com I thought the same thing I always think… I’ll pass. ¬†I am so very glad I changed my mind. ¬†I love, love, love it… and I don’t think I’m alone!

Big and Little M have been soaking up this virtual world and learning in the process! ¬†You know I can squeeze a lesson into anything and with Jumpstart.com… I can take a little brain break. ¬†(They are doing the teaching for me.)

 What I love about Jumpstart.com

~We were installed and ready to play in about 20 seconds (which was good because Big M couldn’t wait to get started)!

~ Each membership comes with 6 accounts.  So M and M can have their own player, save their own achievements and display the name they chose.

~ The names they chose. ¬†Big M loves his name so much he calls himself “Mike Lavahawk” even when he’s not playing.

~ When the kids start up for the first time they are able to design their Jumpee.  They get to choose; clothes, hair style (and color), skin color, and facial features.

~There is a giant map that the kids can click into to guide them throughout the virtual world.  (You can also select lands based on age recommendations).

~ As the kids are playing, the games and lands alternate between mouse and keyboard. ¬†I LOVE that!!!! ¬†In the few short weeks we have been enjoying Jumpstart.com Little M’s keyboard skills have increased drastically!

~ There are really cool games. ¬†Big M was able to design a race track and then¬†actually¬†race on it. HOW COOL IS THAT?!?!? ¬†Little M found a letter song book (which we heard for a few days… no surprise there).

~ Parent friendly features include a game guide that describes each world and The JumpStart Blog that keeps you up-to-date on changes.

~When Cousin T stopped by for a sleepover we were able to let her design her own Jumpee (because we can have 6).

~An unexpected bonus has been that M and M have found a peaceful cooperation that we sometimes long for with one person at a time games.  Little M was even able to help her big brother out a few times.

What I don’t love about Jumpstart.com

~Well, ummmm, I’m a blogger so I don’t love sharing the computer. ¬†With ANYONE!

I would absolutely recommend Jumpstart.com!  Membership is $7.99 a month, $74.99 if you want to pay for a year or a one time payment of $149.99 that gives you lifetime membership.  If you want one click right on through!

p.s. ¬†You might start thinking stocking stuffer… yikes is it time to start thinking stocking stuffers???

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.

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