Last week we received a copy of the new Jumpstart Escape from Adventure Island Wii game to review. We've had our Wii for almost a year & in that time we've discovered that our favorite games are the ones that require the players to move around. This game definitely fits that criteria. In addition it makes practicing ABC's fun for Marissa (4), practicing multiplication & division facts fun for Maggie(9) & helps Morgan (11) keep his facts sharp. There is even a dance machine that Melanie (2) enjoys with the older kids. Although only one of my kids is in the target age range of 5-9, there are things that everyone from the 2 yr old to the 11 yr old enjoy. I absolutely LOVE the fact that not only are my kids learning & reinforcing math, reading & critical thinking skills with this game, they are also happily ALL playing together. One of the worst aspects of many video games is that they seem to encourage kids to shut out the world (and their family), but this game does exactly the opposite. I highly recommend this educational & fun game to anyone with kids!
Jumpstart is having a HUGE giveaway on their blog right now.
50 winners will be randomly chosen to receive a copy of JumpStart Escape from Adventure Island, a brand new Wii™ learning adventure for ages 5-9. Plus, 3 lucky winners will be chosen to receive the Ultimate Escape Prize Pack including:
- 1 copy of JumpStart Escape from Adventure Island (rated E by the ESRB)
- 1 Nintendo Wii console – to escape boredom
- $250 in SpaFinder® gift certificates – to escape stress
- 1 Flip™ Mino HD video camera – to record your adventures
- 3 lifetime JumpStart memberships – 1 for you, 2 to share with friends
- 500 JumpStart.com virtual coins – to keep your kids’ online adventure exciting
- JumpStart gear – to dress for adventure