I was contacted a while ago by Knowledge Adventure to review Jumpstart 3-D Virtual World. I was really excited because my kids have been playing Jumpstart games for about 15 years!!! Jumpstart is our favorite educational game & I just knew my younger kids would LOVE this new game as much as their older brothers loved the original computer games. When I logged on to the site for the first time I was blown away. Jumpstart 3-D virtual world isn't "a" computer game it is many many games geared to kids as young as 3, going all the way up to 10!!
I created characters for 3 of my kids and myself and we quickly became hooked on the various games. The kids started out by creating a Jumpy (avatar) and then dressing it any way they liked....my girls probably spent an hour each just checking out all the eye/hair/clothing options. My three year old, Marissa was very excited that this was a game that she could play on the computer. The first few times I sat with her & helped her find her way around, but she was soon tooling around StoryLand with the mouse on her own. She found a place to try even more clothing options on her Jumpy & made her into a cat person. She played counting games & alphabet games & was very excited to win prizes for completing the various educational games. This is the first game she has ever been allowed to play on her own, she will be 4 in August.
Since Marissa enjoyed the game so much I was a little concerned that Morgan & Maggie would find it too babyish. On the contrary, they both had a lot of fun working their way through AdventureLand. Morgan turned 11 in April, so all of the content was easy, but still fun for him. It took him about 2 weeks of playing 30 minutes per day to get to Lost Island, many of the games are entertaining enough that he still chooses to spend his computer time with this site. Maggie turned 9 a few weeks ago and just completed third grade...much of the content in AdventureLand was perfect Summer review material for her. It took her about a month to get to Lost Island and she is still eagerly enjoying the games.
One of the very best things about this subscription is that it allows all the kids in a family to have their own individual Jumpy & play independently from each other. Even if you have six kids between the ages of 3 & 10, they can each play for one subscription price of $7.99 per month or $74.99 per year. I think this would be a fantastic family gift for a group of siblings.
You can try some of the games and activities just by registering on the JumpStart site. I highly recommend everybody check it out & see if you think it is something that your kids would enjoy. Knowledge Adventure is offering a three month subscription to one of my readers.
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