Worksheet of the Week

Identifying numbers can be a challenge in itself for an early learner, so comparing quantities might be a topic that takes practice before its fully mastered.

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But fret not – our featured worksheet for this week provides you with quick and easy ways to practice. Share this activity with your Jumpee and let us know how many correct answers they manage to uncover!

Game of the Week: Bubble Trouble Challenge

Any Jumpee that’s mastered the underwater world of MarineLand to earn their swim tail will have no problem with our latest game of the Week – Bubble Trouble!

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After all, residents of MarineLand are equipped with the experience and skills that take center stage in this game. Play through level one of ‘Opposing Opposites’ today to go after any unearned JumpStars or extra coins!

Worksheet of the Week: Handwriting in Fall

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Worksheet of the Week

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MarineLand: Dive into an Underwater Adventure!

Learning always has its perks around JumpStart! And MarineLand is no different – splash around and join Kat, Cappy, and Jean-Claude to become an honorary member of this majestic underwater world! Did we mention that you’ll be able to earn your very own swim tail, while you’re at it?

plugin-container 2014-12-04 16-59-22-57 Head over to MarineLand to get started! There, you’ll be greeted by Kat and taught all about how you can start earning the 15 sand dollars needed to unlock with amazing JumpStart exclusive. So what’s so special about this tail? Jumpeez are able to use it whenever they enter the waters of JumpStart!

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Complete all the missions in Ship Wreck Reef, The Kelp Forest, Rubble Ruins, and Merllywood along with levels in MarineLand popular Bubble Trouble and Pearl Push games to unlock your swim tail today! There’s a whole underwater world awaiting you, so dive in and start exploring!

August is Family Fun Month!

Summer might be winding down, but that does not mean that the fun has to end so quickly for your family. Make these last days of summer vacation count by celebrating Family Fun Month! There are all kinds of exciting and engaging ways to continue making memories that will last your kids a lifetime. Strengthen your bonds by planning for a few of these popular summer activities that everyone in your family will enjoy.

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Outdoor Movie Nights – Do some research to see if your community has any scheduled out door movie screenings that are family friendly. If you can’t find one, consider screening a movie in your backyard using a projector or by simply moving a television outdoors on a warm summer night. This will allow the kids and your friends to picnic under the stars as a unique spin on an average movie night.

Picnics – August is also known for being National Picnic Month. Head outdoors to any local whether it be a park, the beach or any family friendly outdoor setting and share a meal with your loved ones. Pack a basket and cooler with some of your family’s favorite foods and bring along a few games and other activities to keep everyone engaged in some good ole’ fashioned bonding time – away from social media, electronics, and the internet.

Scavenger Hunts – Have your kids learn more about the place where you live by planning a city scavenger hunt with them. Use this as a tool to introduce them to historical sights and check out fun local haunts. This challenging activity will have everyone coming together to bond over a single goal, so make sure that your prize is enticing enough to merit the work that your family puts into the hunt.

Visit Zoos, Museums, and Aquariums – Encourage learning through first hand experience outside of the classroom. Taking a new approach to education can assure that your kids are able to quench their curiosity for the unknown through interactive and more memorable activities. After all kids learn through all kinds of different styles . Not to mention they will surely enjoy seeing animals and other classroom topics up close and personal.

Creative Workshops for Kids

Often time when kids begin school, their learning focus is on fundamental subjects like English, Math, History, Science and other tradition topics. For that very reason, summer gives parents the opportunity to approach learning differently and allow kids to explore interests outside of the classroom. One way of helping your kids develop new skills and learn to express their unique perspectives creatively is by taking them to local creative workshops. Often hosted by community centers and even a few stores and businesses, these classes are an amazing tool in increasing your child’s learning potential this summer.

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Think of creative workshops as classes. While the topics might not seem like those fit for the classroom, the activities themselves will help expand your child’s scope of knowledge and also allow them practice important developmental skills – motor, cognitive, and more! What interest your kids most – painting, acting, craft building, drawing, dancing, gardening, knitting, cooking or any other creative types of ventures?

Do your research and learn what options are available in your area. Other popular nationwide stores and business that hold workshops for kids include: Michaels Arts and Crafts, Joann’s Fabrics, and the Home Depot. But don’t feel restricted to these options. There might be day camps and other resources available in your community that you just don’t know about yet.

Get involved this summer and talk to other parents from your kids’ school or head to community centers, local museums and other public works organizations that might be able to better connect you with a few summertime creative workshops for kids!