Posted on July 31, 2013 by JumpStart
Give your Jumpee more reason to keep on learning with JumpStart! Now, you can head to the DownTown shops to view our recently updated stock of Petz and Ridez. Customize your adventure, today, or preview some of the recent additions right here on the blog –
Primus, the gentleman unicorn
This unicorn is always quick to encourage his Jumpee pals around the game. This is why he’s developed quite the reputation for being a gentleman. With Primus by your side, you’ll find that politeness goes a long way when interacting with your fellow Jumpeez!
Pink, the playful primate
Pink’s playful spirit assures that all of her Jumpee pals are having nothing but good times in JumpStart! Take this precious primate on your next adventure and she’ll be ready for any game, mission or task there is to complete.
Harbor, the snowy seal
Harbor might be a water loving seal, but this little explorer is ready for adventure no matter the locale. Adopt this cute and cuddly create from the Petz shop to slide into some fun!
Read on to learn about some of the new Ridez in DownTown!
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Posted on July 29, 2013 by JumpStart
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Posted on July 29, 2013 by JumpStart
Summer is officially coming to an end as we inch closer to the start of the back-to-school season. How will you be enjoying the last few days of this fun in the sun time of year? Now is the perfect opportunity for you to create a few extra summertime memories with your kids before they get tied down with school and other extracurricular activities. To help make the transition a little easier, here are a few of our favorite end of summer activities to help you get in some extra time with the kids.
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Host a back to school party
To catch up with the families from your kids class or school, host a small social gathering or end of summer BBQ to get everyone together before the official start of classes. This can be a great way for parents to regroup and run through their last minute checklists before summer officially comes to an end. Think big with a backyard or block style party or keep it personal with a shorter guest list.
The end of summer also marks the end of the outdoor activities season. Reminisce about summer by planning a fun and festive “staycation” with a quick backyard campout. If having a safe back yard fire pit is an option. Kids might appreciate telling stories around the fire while roasting a few delicious marshmallows for s’mores. This unique take on camping will be one to remember!
Take a quick trip
Are there any local sights or nearby cities that you’ve been hoping to explore, but haven’t had the change to see? Research popular options in your area to mark the end of summer and give your kids another reason to gather and bond over a shared interest. You’d be surprised by the adventures that you can have by staying close to home.
Back to school prep
Why not get your kids excited for the start of school by taking them out for a bit of back to school shopping? From unique school supplies to a few new clothes for fall, there are a number of things that can help them transition back to school in their own unique way. Making a full day of these events
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Posted on July 26, 2013 by JumpStart
After all the recent buzz surrounding the return of the oh so rare Voltage dragon to JumpStart, Frankie has officially confirmed that the mischievous sorcerer, Tangorra, is up to his old ways again! He’s been spotted To keep JumpStart safe, we are calling all Jumpeez to help S.P.L.A.T. (Secret Protection League Against Troublemakers) begin this new adventure as we work together to save the voltage dragon nest!
Head into JumpStart to get started on this new quest and we’ll be keeping you up to date with all of the latest voltage dragon news. For those of you that are not already familiar with S.P.L.A.T. missions, you’ll need to put your critical thinking skills to the test to solve clues and collect the map pieces that will eventually lead you to the nest. This is because from time to time, Tangorra does what he can to try and remove all the energy from JumpStart! And unfortunately, the rare Voltage Dragon eggs are the last ingredient he needs for his potion.
Next time you log-in you’ll receive their first message from a special communication device. Do you know JumpStart well enough to figure out theses all new clues? Get started, now andbe sure to stay tuned for any additional messages from S.P.L.A.T.!
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Posted on July 24, 2013 by JumpStart
To help put our Jumpeez in the fun summer mood, we have added some Miya MacKenzie songs to our Jukeboxes all around JumpStart! Hang out with your buddies and listen to all the hot music from Miya. Frankie has added some of her top songs including “Addicted to You”, “The BFF Song”, and “I Feel Free”.
Miya is a top international pop star and we wanted to share all her great music with you! Listen to all her songs and decide which one is your favorite. You can listen to these songs all day long and simply find a JukeBox to select a new song! This is the perfect summertime album, so enjoy it while it is available in JumpStart.
Learn more about this great update!
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Posted on July 22, 2013 by JumpStart
With the opening of School of Dragons, your kids are invited to join Hiccup, Toothless and the gang from DreamWorks Animation’s hit film, “How to Train Your Dragon,” in an all new world where curiosity and science lead would-be dragon trainers down the road to unbelievable discoveries. There is no better time thank now than to have your little learners get their horned helmets on to transform into a Viking villager on the Isle of Berk!
Greeted by a few new characters and familiar faces, students to the School of Dragons will be able to ride atop the back of their first winged dragon as they fly into the secluded school grounds. There, they will meet with Viking leaders and some of the new teaching staff like Heyral, the school’s headmaster, to get the lay of the land before they embark on exciting educational missions that challenge them to put their basic strategy and time management skills to the test. From farming to fishing and routine dragon training exercises, there is more than enough to keep any young Viking busy as they explore Berk and some of it new neighboring parts.
Read more about this new online world!
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Posted on July 20, 2013 by JumpStart
Since it’s official launch earlier this week, School of Dragons has attracted thousands of young Vikings to an adventure filled online world. Each day new players head into the Hatchery to bond, raise, and hatch their new dragon pals, now is the time for you to join in the adventure. Head to School of Dragons today to take to the skies and embark on this all new journey to discovery!
Have you met with Hiccup and his Viking friends to begin exploring? Let the team at School of Dragons know what you think of the game. Whether you’ve been busy fishing, farming, or simply bonding with your new winged friend, there is so much for you to learn while beginning your journey as a student at School of Dragons, where scientific curiosity points your Vikings down a road a fun and learning.
If you can’t get enough of this new online world, remember that you can follow them and stay up to date with all of their latest news by stopping by SchoolOfDragons.com. Are you ready for the adventure ahead with School of Dragons? Learn more about the game over at their official blog, today!
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