Monday, March 9, 2009

JumpStart Giveaway!

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Let me start by saying that I have been asked to review products before & turned them down because they weren't products that I felt really good about.

Jump Start is different. I absolutely love this whole online community. I was familiar with Jump Start to begin with. My sons schools used to offer sets of books and computer games that my kids loved.

When Sonia contacted me to see if I wanted to host a Jump Start giveaway I jumped at the chance. I've been saving it for the
SITS Spring Fling, but any commenter can enter.

When you start on the
Jump Start site you get to make your Jumpee. It’s kind of like making a Mii in the Wii game, but the options are more fun! You can even have skin that’s spotted like a cow! I personally made my Jumpee to have a kitty cat face, yellow hair & daisy flip flops.

A short tutorial shows you how to move your Jumpee around. I have to say I was pretty impressed with the graphics. My 4 year old tester was really into the colors.

The goal here is to collect Jumpstars by completing adventures. We are introduced to some of the characters like CJ Frog, who is an adventurer & Hops the rabbit who is an inventor.

CJ like to hang out at the movie house & we watched a couple of movies. T’s favorite was watching 4 Little Monkeys jumping on the bed. Well, she was watching & dancing to it. I preferred the Old McDonald video. Yes, I know I’m 41, but the farm animals were just so cute!

We did have a little trouble getting to the games, because everywhere you look you can plant a flower or decorate your environment. After a ride down the spiral slide, we went to Pet Land and adopted a monkey named Max.

We painted some pictures and then moved on to the town square for some grocery shopping.

Once T went home I hunted around the Fun For Parents section. The JumpStart Times has some great articles. I especially liked the one called “The Great Homeschool Debate.” Not only did it point out great points to think about when considering which to choose, it even had links to other sites for additional information.

JumpStart Art allows you to send character cards online & even download jumpstart wallpaper.

With membership to JumpStart you can also download 4 other games, for ages 3-5, 4-6, 5-7, & 6-8. They will be integrated into the website eventually, but having full access to them now is fantastic if you have different age groups.

I cannot stress enough that this is an online safe environment. You can also plant your kid in front of this & have zero guilt. Their learning, even when they don't realize it.

I will tell you in all seriousness that I have even gone on to
Jump Start and just played when no kid testers were here!

Now here's the good news for you. Sonia has offered to give away a 3 month
Jump Start membership to one Screaming Mimi Reader.


All you have to do is leave a comment & you will be entered in a drawing to win. Following me will earn you a second entry, just leave me a second comment telling me that you're a follower.


Cut off is midnight Thursday 3/12, eastern standard time & the good old random generator will pick the winner. If I can't contact you through a blog, please make sure I have a way to contact you. Good Luck


The entrance to Storyland.


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Designing your house.

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29 comments:

Rachael said...

too bad my little ones are still a bit young for this, otherwise i would love this giveaway!

Future Mama said...

Well, to be honest I don't have a kid yet but I have a little sister who could use this, or I could save it for my future baby! haha! I'm thinking of stalking up on cool stuff like this! I'm about to follow your blog too so I can learn a thing or to about being a mommy!

Future Mama said...

Yay! I'm a follower now! Can't wait to read more!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Oh wow!! You just know Bella would love this!!!! Thank you for offering it!!

Happy Spring Fling!

Come on over to my blog to register for my pearl earring giveaway too!!

jori-o said...

My kids would LOVE this! Pick me!

jori-o said...

New follower! =)

Sherrie said...

My son loves JumpStart! What an awesome giveaway!

Sherrie said...

New follower, too! :)

Michele Horne said...

I also love Jump Start products. Since my older daughter scratched her disks, I could use some new Jump Start for the younger girls.

Susie said...

My daughter loves, loves, loves Jumpstart. She is playing it right now:-)

Michelle said...

My nephew would love some jumpstart software! I know my girls really enjoyed them when they were little.

angie said...

I've heard great things about Jump start!

Lolli said...

We have a few really old Jump Start CDs for the computer, but my kids still ask for them all the time. They are great programs!!

Amy said...

Thanks, I have been looking for somewhere to introduce my 2 year old to the computer. Would love to do it for free of course! Thanks again.

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

Looks like a really great game. And I am a follower.

Kerri said...

thanks for coming on over and entering my giveaway! Your giveaway looks way cool, I know my kids would love it, so enter me in as well!

ScrappinAway said...

Wow what fun for my little one and me! I love your name by the way!

sandy said...

My girls would love this! Thanks:0)

Happy Spring Fling!

sandy said...

I'm following:0)

KPort207 said...

My daughter is just now getting started playing around with a computer so I think this would be great for her. Thanks for the chance to win!

kport207 at gmail dot com

The Bush Family said...

This looks so awesome! My boy would love this!! Thanks for entering my give-a-way!! Going to go become a follower now! :)

hotpants4979 said...

My son would love this. Great giveaway!

FAScinated said...

I have a 6 year old daughter who would LOVE this!

~Kari
www.thoughtspreserved.blogspot.com

Vickie said...

We have some of the Jumpstart computer games. My kids love them!

I see that you live in Michigan, so do I.

I am so jealous that you got a hug from Dennis Quaid. That means he was in Michigan at some time. I missed him!!

BoufMom9 said...

OH! I LOVE JumpStart products! They are fantastic!
Wonderful give-away!

Ginny said...

My daughter just loves Jumpstart, this would really help!

Sturgmom said...

My boys would love this so much!!

Shannon said...

Great program! Thanks for offering!

cdziuba said...

This is a lovely giveaway, thank you for the chance to win. cdziuba@aol.com