Posted on March 31, 2015 by JumpStart
In addition to getting your child better familiar with the classroom setting and interacting with their peers, preschool and kindergarten are important times to begin developing your kid’s memory skills. These tools are so fundamental to the way our Jumpeez will process information as they group up, we really want to take extra time nurturing our children’s memory abilities at this time.
One of the greatest ways to work on developing your child’s short and long-term memory is by playing different sorts of memory-based activities. Matching games where children have to pair together similar objects provide tons of great benefits to different parts of the memory processes. That is why one of our favorite games in JumpStart is Ladybug Learning. In addition to teaching our younger Jumpeez about numbers and letters, it works on improving their short-term memory and brain functionality. Here are just a couple ways that matching games can strengthen your kid’s ability to digest and recall information:
- Concentration: Successfully completing a matching game not only requires exercising our Jumpeez’ memory, but also their strengthening their concentration skills. It takes our children a lot of effort to go through the objects, process what they mean, and remember them for future pairing attempts.
- Visual memory: Matching games also make our Jumpeez think about visual information. These activities can help them recognize where different objects are located. Such a skill will be a lifesaver when we need to know where our kids put our phone after playing their favorite apps. What a relief!
- Understanding new concepts: Using their budding concentration and memory skills, Jumpeez can use matching games to help them better understand unfamiliar concepts. Just like in Ladybug Learning, you can introduce them to things like numbers and letters. These building blocks of words and math might look scary and difficult to understand, but your Jumpee will get more comfortable with them as they use their memory skills to play the game!
- Organization: An added bonus to all the memory benefits your Jumpee gains from matching games, they will also have stronger organization skills as well. By pairing similar items together, your Jumpee learns how to sort things. After working with your child on a matching game, gather a bunch of their toys and help them sort the objects into certain categories for some extra practice!
Matching games are a great way to improve your child’s memory abilities and, not to mention, they are incredibly entertaining. Your kid will be hooked trying to find the matching ladybugs in this learning game. Guide your growing Jumpee over to our Learning Center in the DownTown area of JumpStart to start playing Ladybug Learning today!
Filed under: educational games, Free games | Tagged: Ladybug Learning, Memory, Organization, Preschool | Leave a comment »
Posted on December 11, 2014 by JumpStart
By now you’ve all probably heard the BIG news… the SpeedDrome and Boardwalk are making their triumphant return to the JumpStart World! As our friends Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private nestle into their new home at the World of Madagascar, snow has finally fallen in JumpStart. Are you ready for the Winter Wonderland and all the majestic and magical updates that are heading your way?
To kick off everyone’s favorite time of year, Frankie and the JumpStart friends have not only updated our LIMITED-TIME selection of Petz, Ridez and Threadz in the DownTown stores but they’ve also included a few new features for our festive FunZones!
Are you ready to start exploring the NEW and improved JumpStart, this winter? Stroll through one of our fun and festive Elf-O-Matics to transform your Jumpee into a super cute seasonal helper! After all there’s no better look to sport when you join your Jumpee friends to grow our community snowman, enter the Winter Wonderland, Ice skate through the Boardwalk, and celebrate this very special time of year!
Jump to it and let us know what you think of what winter has brought to the JumpStart World! Are you excited to hear that the Boardwalk and SpeedDrome are here to stay?
Filed under: December, DreamWorks' Madagascar, Early Learning, educational games, Free games, Holidays, Online Games for kids | Tagged: Boardwalk, Central Park, madagascar, penguins, SpeedDrome, Winter, Winter Wonderland | 2 Comments »
Posted on November 18, 2014 by JumpStart
The Mayflower has docked in DownTown, there’s Turkeys running around the area, and Thanksgiving is in full swing in JumpStart. Have you checked out the Petz, Threadz and Ridez stores to see what seasonal features are available? Keep reading if you want to learn more about how you can deck your Jumpee out with Thanksgiving goodies!
Filed under: Free games, Holidays, Online Games for kids, Thanksgiving | Tagged: free online games, JumpStart, online games for kids, petz, ridez, Thanksgiving, Threadz | Leave a comment »
Posted on November 10, 2014 by JumpStart
Last week, we announced that the Penguins of Madagascar would be getting their very own virtual world! Launching November 24, Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private will be taking on adventures and top secret missions in a whole new game! This is exciting news for the Penguins, but it also means big changes for Frankie and the crew in JumpStart! Want to learn more about what Penguins of Madagascar World means for JumpStart? Keep reading for full details!
Filed under: DreamWorks Animation, DreamWorks' Madagascar, educational games, Free games, Games, Online Games for kids | Tagged: Boardwalk, dreamworks, DreamWorks Animation, Kowalski, Penguins Movie, Penguins of Madagascar, PenguinsMovie, PoM, Private, Rico, Skipper | 6 Comments »
Posted on September 12, 2014 by JumpStart
Hey there, Mateys! Have you noticed that a few of our pirate pals have anchored down on the JumpStart shores? Tell all of your swashbuckling and seafaring friends the BIG news – it’s PIRATE MONTH in JumpStart!
So what does this all mean for you and your BFFs? It means that Captain Frankie’s sailed through to drop off a few seasonal updates to the game. Arrrr’ you ready to start your pirate training? In central Park the Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar Ride will give you those necessary sea legs!
Your next test is in MainStreet! Can you find the hidden Treasure? Follow the floating skulls to explore secret caverns at this pirate only FunZone! Best of all – the fun doesn’t stop there! As is the case with all changes in season – a new scavenger hunt, and updates to Petz, Ridez, ad Threadz have arrived to the game!
Filed under: educational games, Free games, Online Games for kids, Technology and Kids | Tagged: Fall, FunZones, pirate month, pirates, seasonal updates | Leave a comment »