We are still Jumping for JumpStart here.
I’m not surprised, really. All of my kids LOVE computer time. Up until now though (with the introduction of JumpStart), the twins were not allowed to so much as touch my computer. They really feel grown up when they play….and they like to interact together, which is really nice for me!
Last week Carissa at Good and Crazy published a video of her son playing JumpStart. If “words” really aren’t your thing and you’d rather “see” and “hear” what Jumpstart is about, you won’t want to miss this one if you haven’t seen it already. The direct link is here.
Jenna at Stop, Drop and Review just plain has a way with words.
“I asked BigBrother what he thought of JumpStart. His answer, “It’s fun. I like letters and running with arrow buttons.” Nothing life-altering just yet. But he’s having fun and learning at the same time. I can get behind that. He has been pushing me for months now to help him learn to read. We sound out words together, play alphabet games on our own, work on writing letters and now we have added JumpStart to our learning process. Keeping things fresh helps keep him interested. I really enjoy it as well. The virtual world is one where I thrive (apparently) and seeing my son take an interest in all things computer and learning combined makes me feel excited (in a nerdy way, obviously).
See, she manages to write really detailed posts that give one important information without being didactic. You’d be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t head on over to read in completion what she has to say about JumpStart both here, and here.
Do you remember that I told you that Erin from JumpStart would be available to YOU for questions? It’s true. If you have any (questions, that is) or comments, be sure to take advantage of her willingness to discuss Jumpstart with you. You can find her on Twitter (JumpStart_Erin), on Facebook, via Jumpstart’s blog, or, you can contact her directly. I would be happy to send you her email address, or pass along any questions you may have and she’ll answer them directly if you’d like, or on my blog if that works better for you.
Have I told you how excited I am about the JumpStart BLog? It’s JAM packed full of good stuff parents won’t want to miss. Seriously. Ever wondered what learning style your child uses? The Jumpstart site has a great quiz to determine your childs learning style. With less than 20 questions, it doesn’t take long, and it SO helpful. To try, go here.
Next week is a big one….up for grabs on my site, compliments of JumpStart will be (2) six month memberships to JumpStart as well as a CD game that is matchable to your child’s age. I can’t wait to see who wins!