Jumpstart Online Virtual World and Games for Kids – Review and GivAway

My son and I have recently been introduced to the virtual world of Jumpstart.com.  When I was asked if I’d like to try out a Jumpstart.com membership I said “Sure!”.  My younger brothers and sisters grew up on Jumpstart computer games and I remember watching them play and being impressed at all they were learning from the computer game.

Jumpstart has carried on their mission to teach children through fun computer games and activities with their website Jumpstart.com.  Jumpstart.com has many games that are free access to anyone who wants to play.  They also have the option of purchasing a membership that gives your kids access to their online, virtual world.  In both the free version and the membership your child can play games that teach reading, math, and creativity skills.  With a Jumpstart membership you child can create avatars called Jumpeez for themselves and explore magical worlds, discovering and unlocking games, videos and storybooks that teach everything from math to reading.  In addition to the online virtual world, with the membership, you can download 4 games that are geared toward different grade levels.

The virtual world that comes with the membership is, for a first time online virtual world gamer, expansive.  My son and I have just barely scratched the surface of what Jumpstart.com has to offer.  At 4 1/2 he hasn’t yet had much exposure to using computers so I generally have to sit right next to him and help him out while he plays.  This isn’t always the most convenient thing for me, but it is much more effective for him to have a teacher/guide right next to him.  It allows me to teach him when he encounters concepts he’s unfamiliar with.  This actually happens quite often because his favorite levels are those designed for Kindergarten and up. There is a particular Math Blaster game that we had a lot of fun with, and that officially introduced Big Brother to Math.  We got to fly a rocket ship through a tunnel, avoiding barriers and bombs, and when we’d reach the checkpoint we had to answer addition problems before we could proceed.  Big Brother thought it was awesome!  I love to see my kids excited about learning.

I found that the virtual world does have a bit of a learning curve.  How much of a learning curve will depend on how old your child is when they start playing.  I actually had a lot of questions when we first started playing and I found this page very helpful with answering questions about the different lands and the concepts taught on each land along with the age groups each land was designed for.

With the membership you can add up to 6 players on your account so all your kids can have their own profiles.  There are also parental controls that let you decide whether or not your child can interact with other players online.  At only $7.99 a month, I’d definitely recommend getting the subscription.  It is less than you’d spend on something like a DVD subscription to netflix and it will teach your child so much!

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Disclosure: I was provided a limited time membership at no cost to myself, in order to facilitate a review. The opinions expressed are honest and are entirely my own.

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  1. Carrie Phelps says:

    This would be perfect for my grandsons and they’re at an age where they should be learning how to use the computer.
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  2. Carrie Phelps says:

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  3. Christy Weller says:

    My daughter loves to play jumpstart, I’d like for her to be able to unlock other parts of it to enjoy for a while.

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  4. my neice or nephew would love this! they are obsessed with the computer.

  5. Would love to try it out for the boys especially in the winter when its to cold to play outside

  6. I loooove keeping Betsy busy and her mind active. It would be so fun to try it out with her!

  7. My daughter Julia has been begging me for weeks about jumpstart.com. We did club penguin for a few months and I just didn’t see the value in it. I’d like to “test drive” jumpstart.com before committing $$$ to it. This would be a great way to do just that. Thanks!

  8. Michelle Beggs Delgado says:

    They would have fun

  9. great interactive learning site

  10. my kids have played this before and just loved it! i would love for them to play more than the free version

  11. My son has played the free version and really loved it.

  12. Suzie Garcia says:

    My kids enjoy playing games online but usually have to navigate a lot of ads on various websites. Even Nick Jr. has a lot of paid games now that they come across and get frustrated with.

  13. Jessica B. says:

    My daughter loves Jumpstart, I signed up for one month to see if she would use it and she is on it everyday!! This would be great to extend her subscription!!

  14. I would love to have this membership for my daughter who is turning 5. It would help her learn how to use the computer as well as other skills she will need in kindergarten next year.

  15. my son is almost four and has asked me about working/playing on the computer as one of his daily preschool activities. i would feel comfortable with him using an educational program like this
    thanks!
    *kelly
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  16. Debbie Kennedy says:

    My daughter loves using the computer and I think she would really enjoy this program as a learning experience.

  17. Stephanie Grant says:

    I would like to win this membership for my son because he is in the stage where he loves to learn and I think this could be a really helpful aid in getting him ready for school.

  18. I’d love to have a Jumpstart membership because my daughter would have a lot of fun learning.

  19. My DD is beginning to like doing online games and I like the quality of games on jump start

  20. my daughter adores learning. this would make her happy!

  21. My daughter loves to play on the computer. I’d love something that is geared more to her age!
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  22. Joe Schmoe says:

    My neice has played this for a year now and bugs me all the time for money to get a subscription to unlock the other non-free areas. Guess I may fork out the $150 and just do it. Thinking about buying her a laptop also. She uses my $1600 sony notebook & I hardly ever get to use it. I’m suck on my old cheap outdated desktop all the time…8/

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