What's New on Jumpstart: Review and Giveaway




My kids' love affair with Jumpstart, Knowledge Adventure's 3-D virtual world for kids, has been going for almost 2 years, ever since I was first invited to review the site. They really love "jumping" into their virtual selves and going off on adventures all around the Jumpstart world! There are tons of fun and educational activities that kids can enjoy; when playing games on the site, kids can even earn "coins" that they can "spend" on outfits, accessories, vehicles and even pets for their Jumpeez, or virtual selves.

But last August, school got in the way, and my boys were too busy adjusting to first grade to spare much time for online games. Before we knew it, a couple of months had gone by without visiting JumpStart, so when they returned it was like a whole new world! Jumpstart always has fun seasonal tweaks -- like falling snowflakes in the winter, hearts during Valentine's, and now shamrocks for St. Paddy's Day -- but there are so many exciting new things going, which is why they will probably be playing on Jumpstart for years to come :) Here are some of them:


New Rides

There are so many new ways to get around in the JumpStart world now, and I'm not just talking magic carpets. My sons are drooling over all the cool vehicles in the Ridez Shop, including Flying Saucers shaped like hamburgers, pink llamas, winter sleighs, and the latest Pot of Gold cruiser. And they're definitely enjoying the sweetest ride of all -- taking their Jumpeez on the new virtual Roller Coaster ride!


New Petz
Who can resist a pet that follows you everywhere, even in a virtual world? Get your kids to check out the latest pet friends at the Petz Shop. They can use their JumpStart coins to buy cool new pets like Oliver the Icy Owl. And don't forget all those cool dragon eggs that you can "incubate" and "hatch" into cute baby dragons! I think the dragon eggs and dragons must be my kids' favorite part of JumpStart world right now.


New Games

Knowledge Adventure is just as well known for their Math Blaster series of educational children’s games as they are for the JumpStart Learning System, so it was only a matter of time before the two worlds collided, and I'm so glad they did! MathBlaster.com is a new online adventure where kids can play arcade-style math games and complete missions with fun aliens and high-tech gadgets. Kids can easily switch from one world to another using the space portal in JumpStart's DownTown.




New Lands

Jumpstart is adding new lands to their virtual world all the time, and one of the brightest and best additions so far is Windy Hollows, a magical land where kids can let their inner wizards out. Kids can hunt around the area for secret ingredients they can use to brew up a potion and turn their Jumpee friends into fun things like Hocus-Croakus Frogs! My sons love this new area because they get to test-drive magic broomsticks and fly down Main Street!



Win a 3-month subscription to JumpStart

Would you like to try Jumpstart? Jumpstart is providing TWO lucky Bonggamom Finds readers with a free premium 3-month subscription to the Jumpstart website!


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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.

25 Comments, Leave yours here:

Steph on March 14, 2011 at 8:03 AM said...

My kids really enjoy Jumpstart. I think they would like the new Math Blaster section and of course, the new Petz.

Steph on March 14, 2011 at 8:04 AM said...

I subscribe via email.

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moushka on March 20, 2011 at 12:39 PM said...

My daughters would like the New Lands.

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Amanda on March 22, 2011 at 4:37 PM said...

My son has just started playing jumpstart but we havent been able to buy a membership yet. He would love the new lands.

Amanda on March 22, 2011 at 4:40 PM said...

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Bonggamom on March 30, 2011 at 10:17 AM said...

Congratulations to Amanda, Steph and mmoushka, you are all winners!

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