Tuesday, June 30, 2009

JumpStart Review and Giveaway!

I have to be honest...my boys were never really big computer/video game players. They have an educational game console and handheld educational video games, but they never really got that interested in them. And to be honest {again}, it never really bothered me that they weren't that into computer/video games.

Well, it didn't bother me until we went to Kindergarten pre-registration with Henry earlier this year. One of the teachers mentioned that the kids have computer time throughout the day, and I thought....Henry doesn't know how to do ANYTHING on the computer! The computer at our house is reserved for supermom {blogaddict} and superdad.

Computer time was just for the adults, until my boys discovered JumpStart!



We got the opportunity to try out a 3 month membership to JumpStart's virtual world of educational games. And now my boys are LOVING the computer!

Here is a little information about JumpStart from their website:
JumpStart is an award-winning adventure-based 3D virtual world that is super-personalized, wildly imaginative and really fun, but don't let that fool you - it also teaches math, reading, and critical thinking skills so kids get a real jump start in life.


Sounds pretty good! Award winning...personalized...and really fun! Plus the kids will be learning too! What's a kid {and a mom} not to like! Storyland is an area on their website that is made just for kids ages 3-5, so I figured this would be good for Henry and Grant!

The boys sat down to play with Jason while I was cooking dinner the other day. They had a great time playing all the games in Storyland and learning how to work the computer! Henry caught on really quickly, and after a little help from Jason, he was moving from game to game figuring out how to play them on his own! He really liked the Learning House and enjoyed playing Puzzle Surprise and Matching Duckies! They also like going down the slide and listening to the animals sing! They were both laughing and having a great time!

Jumpstart.com also has a ton of resources for parents. There is a blog that has all kinds of great information about the website as well as learning tips on how to make the most out of Jumpstart! There is also a Discussion Board where parents can post questions and look for answers to any questions that they may have about the Jumpstart 3D Virtual World.

My boys have had a blast with the JumpStart 3D Virtual World. I would recommend this website to anyone with kids who like to play computer/video games. And especially for kids who are getting ready to start school in the fall like Henry is!

And now for the Giveaway part of the post:

JumpStart has agreed to provide a free 3 month trial for one of my readers!

I am also adding in a little bonus for you mom's out there....because while your kiddo is quietly playing on the computer, you will be able to relax and soak up some rays on your SUPER Cute Personalized Towel! That's right, the winner will get a 3 month membership to JumpStart and one of my lovely towels to go along with it!

So here is how to enter:

For your first entry leave a comment telling me who you want to win the 3 month membership for!

For one extra entry, follow me and leave a comment telling me that you do.

For another entry, put my button on your blog and leave a comment telling me you did.

For two extra entries, blog about my giveaway linking back to this post, then leave two comments telling me you blogged.
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This giveaway will end Friday, July 10th at 10 pm Central time and the winner will be announced Saturday, July 11th.

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35 comments:

Tina said...

How cool! I bet my son P would love this. He's addicted to the computer as it is!

Tina said...

I follow!

Tina said...

Your button is already on my links page!

justicecw said...

This would be great for my son! Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

I just became a follower. justicecw@hotmail.com

Foursons said...

I am a daily follower!

Foursons said...

Your button is flashing neon on my blog!

Foursons said...

Jump start would be for 1 or both of my boys ages 5 & 7.

Carrie said...

Oh, if only you knew Alex! He knows his way around all electronics, and tells me how to use the computer! He's just wired {haha! really..}that way! His kindergarten teacher would have him help the other kids get on the computer in class! Anyway...how fun to win that for him and Emily to check out!

Carrie said...

I also follow you...I'm still trying to win a super cute towel!

Carrie said...

And I have your button on my blog! That towel is screaming for a big M to be monagrammed on it! ha ha!

Dee said...

I'd give the membership to my neighbor-I think my little man is too young! :) The towel-for me!

Dee said...

I follow!!!!!!!!!

Emily said...

Wow! Jump Start looks so cool...I know Jack would love it!

Emily said...

I follow you.

Emily said...

And your button is on my sidebar!

{Kimber} said...

Rypie would love the jumpstart I know {and as u know I would love the towel hehe}

{Kimber} said...

I already follow cuz ur awesome!

{Kimber} said...

I have ur button :)

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this for Jeremiah my 4, almost 5 year old.

Aileigh said...

Count me in! Tater Bug would love this! I have been wanting to try to get him involved in computer work! And I REALLY want that towel! :)

Aileigh said...

And I follow you! :)

Kelly said...

I would love this subscription for my son!

Kelly said...

I am a follower

Kelly said...

I grabbed your button! :)

"Miss" Anita said...

I want to win the 3-month membership for my two children, and I *love* your towels! :)

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

"Miss" Anita said...

I follow you.

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

"Miss" Anita said...

I have your button on my blog.

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/Suzanne/

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

"Miss" Anita said...

I blogged about this (entry 1 of 2):

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/Suzanne/705526/

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

"Miss" Anita said...

I blogged about this (entry 2 of 2):

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/Suzanne/705526/

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

Jennifer W. said...

I'm not entering-just wanted to say that Jump Start is really getting out there-I saw Morgan had one up and I agreed to review it too!! I think I'll wait a bit to do mine!
Jen

Brimful Curiosities said...

Would love to win for my daughter. I'm sure she'd love the interactive format.

Sneaky Momma said...

I would love to win the membership for my oldest daughter. :)

Sneaky Momma said...

I'm a follower. :)

Sneaky Momma said...

Your button is on my blog. :)

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