1/30/2012

JumpStart.com Review and Sweepstakes CLOSED

As many of you may know, before I became a work-at-home mom I was an art and computer teacher for children in grades Kindergarten-eighth grade. During this experience I have worked with numerous art materials and educational software. One piece of software that I was always particularly fond of was the Knowledge Adventure products. I was VERY delighted when I was approached by the company to give a review and host a sweepstakes.

My children, ages 3 and 5, were excited ecstatic to be able to par-take in mommy's review. My 5 year old is a computer whiz while my 3 year old is interested, but often will need a little guidance.

The five year old's experience with JumpStart.com
"This is AWESOME, Mom! I like to walk around {the JumpStart World} and play all the games!" He thinks it's really neat when he sees other Jumpee's (JumpStart avatars) and realizes it is other children playing the game at the same exact time.

What is his favorite game? "All of them!" He exclaims. Personally, I have seen him hang out at Hops’ Jetpack (located in AdventureLand) playing math games that were geared for children 5-8! He was always really great at math and I loved seeing him challenging himself by selecting harder levels!!

The three year old's experience with JumpStart.com
"This is pretty cool. I like making my girl!” (Referring to her building her Jumpee, JumpStart.com' online avatar.) She sometime got confused navigating through the world. I was more than willing to help her through it. When I did I realized it was a great lesson to teach left, right, up and down as she moved her Jumpee around the JumpStart world with the arrow keys.

What is her favorite game? "The Rubber Ducky Game!" A matching game that reinforced letters and numbers. She loved to discover the covered picture- and I loved the valuable lesson that each picture gave (water safety, bike safety, etc.)

My thoughts? Loved it! My children were learning and were also very excited about their progress as well! You may be asking yourself "what can this computer program do that a teacher or parent cannot provide?" Being an educator and a mother, I can honestly say that educational software should be a supplement to and not a replacement of adult interaction and education. Children love to play games, why not make them educational? What about using technology as a means to teach your child? I believe that in this technologically advanced world, with so many colleges going online and many jobs requiring you to have some computer knowledge, I find that educational software, as a supplement to, posses no harm and can even make learning fun!

Some parent features that I loved.
The JumpStart Blog is a great place to go for information about new and current games your children are playing and has many resources and suggestions for parents.

The Parents tab is full of valuable resource, such as free worksheets on math, reading, science and more! It also provides numerous learning activities for your children to enjoy.

Win it!
Want to win a Free 3 month membership to JumpStart.com? 


To enter:
Leave a comment below with your email address stating who this free 3-month membership will be for!

Extra Entries:
1 Entry- Follow Classified: Mom on Google Plus
1 Entry- Follow @Classifiedmom on  Twitter
2 Entries- Subscribe to my Newsletter
1 Entry- Follow JumpStart on Twitter


Rules!!! Every entry is made as a separate comment. Please include your email address with each entry. The contest will run for 2 weeks and ends on *Monday, February 13, 2012 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be announced on *Tuesday, February 14, 2012 using Random.org and will have 2 days to contact me.  If the winner does not contact me during the required time, a new winner will be chosen using Random.org Open to US 18 years of age and older. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Please see my Official Giveaway Rules for more information. 


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.

28 comments:

  1. My email address is n8sense (at) yahoo (dot) com and this would be for my 5 year old son. He would absolutely love it!

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  2. I follow Classified: Mom on Google Plus user name Lantana Helm

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  3. I follow @Classifiedmom on Twitter user name @Lant_ana

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  4. I follow @Jumpstart on Twitter

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  5. I'm following on Twitter :) My email is decarter71@hotmail.com.

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  6. I'm following on GOOGLE :) My email is decarter71@hotmail.com.

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  7. I'm following JUMPSTART on Twitter :) My email is decarter71@hotmail.com.

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  8. I'm subscribed to the newsletter :) My email is decarter71@hotmail.com.

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  9. I'd love to win JUMPSTART for my daughter Kiera.
    Nguyenhkathy at gmail dot com

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  10. I follow you on Google Plus.
    Kathy Nguyen
    nguyenhkathy at gmail dot com

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  11. I follow you on twitter.
    Socalsunshine31
    Nguyenhkathy at gmail dot com

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  12. I now follow JumpStart on twitter.
    Nguyenhkathy at gmail dot com
    Socalsunshine31

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  13. This would probably be for my niece.
    billysundayfasn2yahoo.com

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  14. This would be for my 4 year old son

    Nathansmommy619@aol(dot)com

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  15. Following jumpstart on twitter as @staceyrenee711

    Nathansmommy619(at)aol(dot)com

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  16. Following you on twitter as @staceyrenee711

    Nathansmommy619(at)aol(dot)com

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  17. Following via google+ as stacey bic.

    Nathansmommy619(at)aol(dot)com

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  18. I have two little girls ages 3 and 5 that would love this!
    sarahacarroll22@gmail.com

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  19. I follow Classifieds mom on Google plus as Sarah Carroll.


    sarahacarroll22@gmail.com

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  20. I follow @Classifiedmom on twitter @mome25sar

    sarahacarroll22@gmail.com

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  21. #1 I subsribed to news letter. My google name is Sarah Mome25.

    sarahacarroll22@gmail.com

    also subsribed through email

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  22. #2 I subsribed to news letter. My google name is Sarah Mome25.

    sarahacarroll22@gmail.com

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  23. I follow jumpstart on twitter @mome25sar

    sarahacarroll22@gmail.com

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  24. This would be for my 5 year old daughter.

    vnjplus3 at verizon dot net

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  25. Following on Google Plus.

    vnjplus3 at verizon dot net

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  26. I am following you on Twitter.

    vnjplus3 at verizon dot net

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  27. I subscribed to your newsletter.

    vnjplus3 at verizon dot net

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  28. It would be for my daughter!

    krsmile30@yahoo(dot)com

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