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4/15/11

All about JumpStart...including a giveaway!


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Winner is #7, Susan!



I've mentioned several times that we LOVE all-things 
JumpStart.  The boys have a lifetime membership to 
the on-line game, and for the last 2 years, Sam has 
played it 4-5 times every week.  He loves that they 
continually change/update the game.  There's truly no 
way for kids to get bored with it all.

Well, recently we had the opportunity to try out the Wii
game, "Escape from Adventure Island."  Sam was so 
excited to receive the game...and share it with Luke. 
(Luke really enjoys watching Sam play JumpStart on 
our PC.)  The Wii game had a lot of similarities to the
free downloads you get when you join JumpStart, so 
it was super easy for my 7-year old to just jump in 
and enjoy, which I liked.  :)


This game has been in our Wii console consistantly 
for the last 6-weeks, so I think it's safe to say it's a 
winner!  We totally recommend it for kids ages 5
 to 9, and for the younger ones that like watching 
 big brother/sister play on the Wii.

Here are some of the key points to the game...

  • A magical 3D learning environment packed with games, adventures and hidden surprises.
  • Seamlessly integrated learning games that encourage players to practice math, reading and critical thinking skills to earn virtual rewards.
  • Wii Remote™ technology that allows players to run, jump, fly, swim, roll and dance.
  • The chance to express yourself while selecting the perfect avatar outfit, hair, features and more!


We also had the chance to try out MathBlaster.com...



There are many places to explore once you launch the math game, most of which 
function similarly to arcade games. Some of the main highlights are the Academy, 
Red Alert, and Ready Room. The Academy is where Cadets build their math 
skills by undergoing Blaster Cadet Training and mastering hundreds of math 
lessons including: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and 
many more! Some highlights of the Academy are: HyperCycle Training, Zapper 
Turret Training, Alien Wrangler, and Bolt Cruncher. Lastly, Cadets can visit 
the Ready Room to watch featured movies and learn the history of Math Blaster.

Sam has truly enjoyed this game (and it's now 
conveniently part of the JumpStart membership) 
and plays it very often.  He loves the graphics 
and was very happy to design a cadet, which is 
different from the JumpStart jumpies.  His 
favorite "game" is Oozami, where players jump
from platform to platform to find the correct 
answer for each math problem...



I love that, like JumpStart, he can play this 
100% alone, tho he does like to show me some
of the games.  And, also like JumpStart, this 
game is constantly updated/modified, so that 
boredom is not an option.


And, now for the GIVEAWAY...


I'm giving away a 6-month membership to MathBlaster.com, 
which includes access to JumpStart.com, and several free 
game downloads!  All you have to do is leave a comment 
below telling me why you'd love to win.  (If you're a follower
leave a second comment for an extra entry.)  Then, I'll 
choose a random winner at 9PM on April 23rd.




***I was provided the JumpStart Wii game and a membership to MathBlaster.com free 
of charge, in exchange for an honest review of the products.  My opinion is my own and 
was not influenced in any manner.***




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10 comments:

Tiffany said...

I think June would love to play like the big boys on the Wii...have a great weekend.

Tiffany

Flower Photography said...

Oh we just had school interview and learned we need help with maths I think this would be a great start in learning more and practicing to get the knowledge solid in the brain :-)

Flower Photography said...

Oh and we follow already too :-)

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I think my daughter would love to play these games.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I follow you too!

Don't forget to stop by and enter my Calypso bracelet giveaway. http://secretmomthoughts.blogspot.com/2011/04/first-review-and-giveaway.html

Anonymous said...

Andre loved Jumpstart when he was younger. Anna would love to play with these games.
Susan A

Anonymous said...

I also follow you, Dina.
Susan Audet

Anonymous said...

I have the perfect reason! I would love to win the membership to mathblaster because my 1st graders could use it in the classroom!
:) KDiTore

Anonymous said...

PS: If "following" you means that I check out your website on a regular basis, then I'm a follower!
KDiTore

Krafty Max Originals said...

Hop'pin by from 'Give It To Me Monday - A Blog Hop and Giveaway Link up! '. I'm following your blog now, wont you please come and follow me back?? ~KM

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