My girls are as crazy about technology as I am – each sporting iPods, a cell phone, Kindles, and even their own computers. But when it comes to the internet I am super strict about what I will allow them to see or play. Lately Taylor has gotten bored with what I have allowed and says it is “too baby” for her…. *sigh*
I was excited to find JumpStart has a 3D Online World which can be played online, but that with a membership you can also download thousands of other games to your computer to play whenever you want! (Oh how I wish I had this for those long drives we have taken lately!!) We have been fans of JumpStart for years with their computer games and iPad/iPhones apps so I knew she would love getting to play online.
JumpStart is a magical online world packed with friends, games and adventures! From training dragons to exploring lost islands, JumpStart.com includes thousands of games and activities for kids ages 3-12. But what really sets JumpStart apart is our commitment to education. We believe that learning should be an adventure, not a chore. That’s why the games at JumpStart.com are specially designed to make math, reading and critical thinking fun! After all, there’s no stopping a kid with a JumpStart!
The first thing we got to do when we logged in was create our own avatar – which we named Taylor GoldenTurtle. (she LOVED that!) We probably spent 20 minutes just laughing putting on different hair styles and hats. She liked that she could style it herself and I liked that she didnt have to choose a screen name! On another site we must have spent 30 minutes trying “names” until we got one that was available. SO annoying!
It took a bit to get used to the arrow keys moving “Taylor” around, but once she got the hang of it she was zipping around like crazy, playing games, “talking” to the other players, and performing tasks to advance levels. She also made me a few “Masterpieces” in the Art Gallery, which she said was her “favorite part.”
As a Mom I am excited to find something that I can feel 100% confident with her playing. JumpStart is not only an educational software, but the game is actually played in a “safe browser” so you do not have to worry about advertisements or pop ups leading your child off to another site.
Over the past 20 years, the JumpStart brand has earned the trust of over 30 million parents by providing safe, age-appropriate games for kids. JumpStart.com is no exception. Our parental controls, canned chat and pre-programmed names ensure that kids are completely safe and cannot share any personal information.
Taylor played on JumpStart for hours, and has asked to get online with it every day since. With so many things to explore in the 3d World I am sure she will be playing this one a very long time.