Review and Giveaway:

We recently had the opportunity to try Jump Start, which includes educational software and an on-line virtual world, perfect for children ages 3-10.

Sam was hooked immediately! In fact, this is how I've seen him most days. (I couldn't even get on the computer to check e-mail.) He loves it!

Jump Start comes from the team at Knowledge Adventure. Since 1991, they've been a leader in educational software for the home and classroom. They believe in "blending learning and entertainment", and I have to say that I agree.

Sam is a creative thinker, like myself, so AdventureLand really appealed to him! (I loved Ghost Town Grab because it's a bit old-school.) is a membership website. (They do offer a 10-day FREE trial.) It's $7.99 per month for unlimited play, which is "super-personalized, wildly imaginative and really fun", while your child learns math, reading and more. It's also age appropriate, so that the little ones don't become frustrated.

The graphics are amazing and include countless adventures. They are even coming out with a brand new one called "MarineLand", which includes swimming with mermaids!

Software is also available.
It's age appropriate, and as Sam put it, "...a ton of fun!"

Sam and I both loved the fun graphics. And, when we had a question on a game, Customer Service responded to our email super fast...and with pictures. Can't beat that.

Parents will enjoy great features like the JumpStart Blog and discussion forum. Both offer great kid-tips!

In the end, we both give TWO THUMBS UP because they meet 5 out of 5 on our list!!

1. Tons of fun
2. Lots of learning
3. Reasonably priced
4. Kid and Mom friendly
5. Great customer service

Now YOU can get in on the fun. The fine people at Knowledge Adventure are offering a FREE 3-month trial at

Just leave me a comment saying that you would love to try JumpStart and you are entered into the contest. (If you follow me, you can have a second entry, but please remind me of that in a 2nd comment.)

And, this contest is open to non-blogging families, too. If you don't have a profile, please leave an anonymous comment, including your name and email address.

Contest closes July 10, 2009. Winner will be chosen randomly.


Jackie Anglin said...

Oh this looks great!!! Please enter me in the contest. Mary Riley would love this!! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I'd love jumpstart! Love the 2 thumbs up pic!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I do live in GA, just a little bit north of Atlanta.

Anonymous said...

Kyle and I love the "two thumbs up" picture of Sam. Please enter us in the Jumpstart contest. I love the fact that it is actually educational. And thanks for spreading the word about it too.

Alicia W. said...

I would LOVE jumpstart! What a neat program for children and parents.

Alicia said...

Wow, thanks for the giveaway! My older kids had some of their games years ago!

Alicia said...

And I'm a loyal follower! :)

Anonymous said...

Love your blog Dina. Please enter us in your contest. My son (10) has been using Jumpstart software since he was 18 months old. His birthday is July 11 maybe he will win on his birthday. His sister (5) loves Jumpstart as well.
Susan (

Monkey's Momma said...

We are in the process of reviewing Jump Start too! Monkey, age 6, LOVES it and is a tad bit obsessed.

LisaShaw said...

I don't have little ones at home anymore but my adult daughter has two little ones. Looks like something that would bless them.

Love the photos of your son.

Thanks precious for your comment on my blog today. Very encouraging. Love and hugs.

Cascia said...

I would love to try Jump Start. I've seen these giveaways on several blogs in the past but haven't won yet.

Jennifer said...

Would love to win these for Blake. His sister isn't too far behind him on learning the ropes on the computer too. Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Connie loves all things educational.