Posted on January 30, 2013 by JumpStart
Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private have come along way since their initial move into JumpStart. For those Jumpeez that remember the arrival of HQ. They started out by employing their Jumpee pals with a simple operation of turning tourists in Zoo animals.
Now, Jumpeez have been spotted all over the JumpStart World collecting top secret intelligence for this curious crew of penguins. From the bustling streets of New York to the whimsical world of Windy Hollows, there are so many missions to keep you busy around the game.
Armed with your smarts and a toolkit designed for helping decode top secret information and other mysteries around the game, how many missions have you been able to complete so far? The Penguins themselves are looking to get some feedback on your training.
Let us know what you have to say about the missions, and we’ll send the report directly to HQ for review. If you’ve been having trouble with any specific areas or need help completing any tasks, don’t be afraid to let them know. The more they know about your training status, the easier it will be to start strategizing for even more adventures. Are you ready for what might be ahead? Let us know how you’ve been doing with the missions, today!
Filed under: DreamWorks' Madagascar, Family Fun, Games, Online Games for kids, Technology and Kids | Tagged: feedback, JumpStart, learning, madagascar, Missions, penguins HQ | 44 Comments »
Posted on January 28, 2013 by JumpStart
Practice your ABCs with Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria and this fun printable worksheet! If your kids are struggling with learning the alphabet be sure to give this worksheet of the week a try or check out JumpStart’s latest mobile app, Madagascar: My ABCs.
Filed under: DreamWorks' Madagascar, Kids Education, Worksheets for kids | Tagged: dreamworks, family activities, fighting boredom, JumpStart, learning, madagascar, worksheets | 2 Comments »
Posted on January 28, 2013 by JumpStart
Jumpeez everywhere have been talking about it. Have you head the BIG news? Ranks 11-20 were recently released in-game! Challenge yourself to reach these new heights and you might have the chance to be recognized in JumpStart’s “All Time Hall of Fame.” Judging by the looks of it, a few determined players have already jumped at the chance of making it to our new top spots.
With these new ranks your Jumpee will now be able to keep earning even more JumpStars for each completed mission or adventure that they take on around the game. This means that everyone has the potential to embark on a few new adventures around our online world! So, don’t forget, the more JumpStars that you earn by playing our fun learning games, the closer you’ll be to ranking up and enjoying all the perks that come with our highest honors.
You and your Jumpee pals might have already noticed that players with the ranks of 11-20 have the ability to unlock exclusive items like some of those recent additions to the Madagascar Store. Reach these new ranks, and you’ll be experiencing the game like never before! Are you for this challenge? Let us know what rank you hold!
Filed under: Games, Learning Tips, Technology and Kids | Tagged: JumpStart, learning, ranks, what's new | 2 Comments »
Posted on January 25, 2013 by JumpStart
In JumpStart, kids are encouraged to express their unique vision through the customization of their Jumpee and game. The more you advance in missions and learning games, the more features you are able to unlock. Join JumpStart’s conversation and vote on your top customization ideas.
From designing your own roller coasters to being the author of your very own storybooks, how would you like to be able to express yourself around the game? Vote now in our latest poll question, to get your voices heard.
If you had access to an in depth building feature to customize any of the following areas of the game, which areas would they most like to design as your own?
a. Missions – tasks and interactive games
b. Neighborhood – house features, FunZones, neighbors, etc.
c. Jumpee features – face, body or makeup
d. Jumpee hairstyles – cuts and colors
e. Clothing – t-shirts, pants, accessories
f. Art – postcards, paintings, coloring sheets, etc
g. Books – story or comic book creations
h. Mythies – colors and textures
i. Music – song writing or other musical expressions
j. Roller Coasters – tracks and design
k. Other – Share your kids custom cool ideas!
Filed under: Behind the Scenes, Games, Online Games for kids, Technology and Kids | Tagged: customization, feedback, game design, games, JumpStart | 94 Comments »
Posted on January 23, 2013 by JumpStart
It’s that time again! New Petz and Ridez are available at JumpStart, so you can make your Jumpee even more awesome than before. Head DownTown to meet a new loyal companion, each as unique and individual as the next.
Wattson, the enlightened firefly
JS coins: 150
Wattson is the definition of brilliance. An amazing inventor, he created an invention that makes him outshine all of the other fireflies. Despite this, Wattson is as humble as they come, and a great friend to all Jumpeez.
Sea Biscuit, the land-dwelling seahorse
JS coins: 80
Sea Biscuit likes swimming around the ocean, but loves traveling around on land even more. He is known for going with the flow, and finding enjoyment in even the most unusual of terrains.
Paige, the bookworm panda
JS coins: 80
Paige might have the reputation for being a bookworm, but this cute and cuddly panda loves having fun. She’s sweet and always ready for adventure.
There are also a lot of new Ridez that will allow you to tour JumpStart in style. Check out the various new Ridez that have just been released.
Check out the New Ridez!
Filed under: Games, Online Games for kids, Technology and Kids | Tagged: JumpStart, Just for Fun!, petz, ridez, what's new | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 21, 2013 by JumpStart
Have your kids join us as we start JumpStart’s Worksheet of the Week feature. This week, Gloria needs your help completing this fun picture puzzle.
Filed under: Kids Education, Learning Tips, Parents and Kids | Tagged: family activities, JumpStart, Just for Fun!, learning | 4 Comments »