Jumpstart by Knowledge Adventure has an online virtual world that is great for my two oldest Savvies. We were given a complementary membership to explore this online world. Each of the girls were able to have her own account and create an avatar.
Creating an avatar was one of the highlights for both of the girls. Choosing hair, face, and clothing was very serious in our house. It was if they were fashion designers. The conversation between the two of them was great. “Should I choose this shirt?” “What do you think of this haircut?” Little fashionistas!
My four year old began her journey in StoryLand, aimed at 3-5 year olds. I was a little confused at first but leave it to children to take the mouse and explore, explore, explore. The more they played, the more they knew more than me! She liked finding different games in each section. A favorite was a great one-to-one counting game where you have to complete a shopping list by click and dragging each item into your cart.
|This is a map of all the different virtual lands that you can explore.|
There are also advanced areas for too. Children in 3rd to 5th grade may be interested in checking out FutureLand, geared towards older children.
Another favorite from Jump Start was Math Blaster. My daughter was familiar with this program from school and I am glad she is learning while playing. Using technology is a great way to learn. I liked knowing that while I was just a few feet away, I was confident that what my children were seeing on Jump Start was appropriate and educational. The blog helped me learn a little bit more about the site; but we really felt it was just best to try the different worlds out and see where it took us. That get your hands dirty approach worked well for us.
Did we like it? All Thumbs up! I now have to set a timer so that they can take turns because they both want to go on when they get home from school.
Knowledge Adventure was kind enough to host a giveaway on Raising Three Savvy Ladies. One lucky reader will win a three month membership to the Jump Start Virtual World. It also has 4 downloadable games that you can play too.
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