Monday, June 29, 2009

"JumpStart" 3D virtual world review and giveaway!!! CLOSED



One of my first post on "Catch the Drift..." was on educational children sites. I wrote this post in hope to find a site that would not only give my son educational games, but a site that would also better his skills on the computer. At the time he had never used a mouse or a keyboard and I wasn't sure what would motivate him to do so. In today's world, computers are used in almost everything. Even as soon as they start elementary school they immediately begin to teach our children the basics of computers in kindergarten. Knowing this I wanted my son to be prepared and to learn early on the many ways computers can develop his knowledge.

Although I did learn of several sites, nothing seemed to keep my son's interest or intrigue him in learning how to use a computer himself. This was before "JumpStart"! This site is by far the best children's educational site I have found. It brings the child into a 3-D virtual world of discovery and allows the child to be in the game, not to just play it. My son started with knowing nothing on how to use a computer. He is now using arrow keys very well and is more familiar with using the mouse. He loves how JumpStart gave him the chance to create his own character and give them their own name. He switches the clothes on his character often. I am so happy with Jump Start and how much my son it has taught my son.



JumpStart goes above and beyond when it comes to exploring. There are so many games and several different places your child can visit while playing in the 3-D virtual world JumpStart created. Some of these places to explore are the Arcade, Theater, Story Land, Adventure Land and so much more. Each place visited will help develop your childs skills in their motors, creativity, math and reading. JumpStart has also won several awards from 2007 to now.




Before I forget, JumpStart also has a blog for the parents to enjoy. Their blog has posted something on almost every topic that will interest a parent. I especially love their post regarding family activities. These post on activities also include ideas on how you can teach your child and fun ways to interact with them. You must check out the JumpStart blog.

Giveaway: One winner will win a 3 month membership account to The JumpStart 3-D virtual world.

To Enter:
Visit JumpStart and look under the "About JumpStart" tab. Look through the Characters Bios or the map and tell me who your child would like to meet or where they would like to visit on the map. (Do both in a separate comment to receive 2 entries)

*Extra Entries*
-Grab my button
-Subscribe to "Catch the Drift..."
-Follow me on Twitter
-Blog about this post or Tweet it! (Be sure to leave the link)
-Create a JumpStart free account and try it out with your child. Then come back to this link and tell me what you and your child thought of it.
-Go to the JumpStart Blog search around their archives. Then leave a comment telling me about a post you enjoyed and when it was posted.

Rules:
Be sure to leave a comment telling me what the entry is for. Leave a separate comment for each entry. Also be sure to leave an email address for me to contact you. A winner will be selected randomly using Random.org. They will have 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen. Worldwide.

Giveaway Ends: July 14, 2009

41 comments:

cindiizzy said...

My son would love to go to Ghost Town Grab.

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furygirl3132 said...

My daughter would love to meet Eleanor because she loves books just like my little girl does! She would also love to visit Adventure Land, thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway!

Eloise
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furygirl3132 said...

I also added your button here: http://mommy2twogirls.blogspot.com/

Eloise
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furygirl3132 said...

I am also an email subscriber.

Eloise
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furygirl3132 said...

Following you on Twitter (furygirl3132).

Eloise
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furygirl3132 said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/furygirl3132/status/2405771696

Eloise
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jenbutterfly12 said...

My son would like to meet Botley and would like to visit Adventureland.

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Moms New Journey said...

My son would like to meet Frankie. He said he likes his guitar. My duaghter,(is on vacation with her dad) would most probably want to meet CJ, because she loves frogs and CJ is a frog.
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Moms New Journey said...

My son would like to meet Frankie. He said he likes his guitar. My duaghter,(is on vacation with her dad) would most probably want to meet CJ, because she loves frogs and CJ is a frog.
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Moms New Journey said...

My son would like to visit Aracade land. He loves games. My daughter would love to visit storyland. She loves reading.

Jay said...

My son would love Frankie! Thanks!
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coriwestphal said...

My daughter loves movies and would love the Movie House and would like to meet Eleanor. She loves elephants!

coriwestphal said...

I liked the Save Money and the Environment by Making a Piggy Bottle Bank! that was posted today 07/13/09. I love making art projects with my kids and what better way to learn about saving money than by making it fun!

Clueless_Mama said...

I think my son would like the turtle CJ. That is the name of one of my mom and dads dogs.

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Clueless_Mama said...

Jumpee builder looks like a fun place to check out.

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Ira said...

He would also like to go to the Buggy Race.

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