Game of the Week: Cowabunga

GoTW-CowabungaIf there’s one thing you should know about the Petz at JumpStart, it is that they are always up to play some challenging learning games! Two of our sociable Pet cows, Freddy and Brody, told Frankie this week that they really wanted some friends to join them in Cowabunga. Cowabunga has been a long-time favorite game for our barnyard pals, and Frankie thought he would make sure to give these Petz their 15 seconds of fame this week. Make sure to pay respects to these cuddly little cows and play our Jumpee Mission at this DownTown Brain Training Arcade game! While you play along with these Petz, you will strengthen your skills in reading AND earn gold coins to spend at the DownTown shops! http://budurl.me/GoTW21

Kisha’s Picks: 4 Back-to-School Styles in our August Jumpee Lookbook!

“Hi Jumpeez, it’s Kisha! I’m JumpStart’s go-to fashion consultant, which means I have the scoop on ALL of the latest styles to hit DownTown. As you might know, I keep my ear to the ground on the latest trends traveling across JumpStart each month by spotting some of the excellent outfits put together by you Jumpeez. Since September is fast approaching, and I know a lot of you have already kicked off the school year, I thought I might search for some outfits that were perfect for the classroom. Take a look at my favorite 4 outfits I enjoyed the most below!

The Girls:

August-LookBook-GirlsOn the left: Sydney RainDiamond
Sydney is gearing up for the school year by showing some extra girl power. Her “girls rule” t-shirt tells us she is confident and prepared for whatever scholarly challenges face her. Not to mention, she also knows how to tie a look together. Sydney’s pants perfectly match her cat ears, and those magenta shoes help make her outfit pop just a little bit more.

On the right:
Nicole SpeedyGecko
The school year may have started, but it is still August and the sun is still shining. I appreciate Nicole’s determination to bring her summertime spirit to the classroom. Those bright Threadz are ready for an impromptu beach trip, and helps make sure she stands out among the rest of her peers.

The Boys:

August-LookBook-BoysOn the left: Matt BoomTail

With this warm weather still heating up the grounds of JumpStart, Matt wears his firefighters outfit to make sure we keep cool. Themed get-ups always capture my attention, so Matt’s dedication to this look was much appreciated!

On the right:
Andrew TwinkleRhino

You know what is essential to any functioning classroom? A class clown! Andrew fits that role perfectly. With his jester shirt and cool shades, you know Andrew is determined to get the last laugh in all of your classroom shenanigans. To honor the most delightful asset to any great school year, I just had to award Andrew with my final Jumpee Lookbook award of the month!

With so many different Threadz coming in every month, you can create all sorts of wonderful outfits to compliment your personality. I always have such a hard time picking out winners, because all of you have tons of style! After seeing the looks you pulled off this month, I am already eager to see what you have in store in our next edition! Do not forget to send in a screenshot of your best outfit by commenting below!”

Our August Petz are Ready for Adventure!

Along with our brand new FunZones and Scavenger Hunt, Frankie received a new shipment of Petz that are absolutely adorable. Whether you are exploring your imagination in StoryLand or cooling off by the Beach, these Petz are sure to be an excellent sidekick in your adventures around JumpStart. Here are a few of the latest additions you can purchase at the Petz store:

Optic, the Robotic Cyclops
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Optic may only have one eye, but his state-of-the art equipment provides him with sharper vision than most human beings. That means he is the perfect companion for when you are searching JumpStart for Scavenger Hunt items.

Harbor, the Snowy Seal

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Harbor might be one of the cuddliest Petz in JumpStart. This snow-white seal loves to spend time with its Jumpee owners and making them feel confident in their missions.
Gallant, the Frog Prince
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Gallant is the King of Storytelling. His creativity allows him to bring color to his adventures around JumpStart. We guarantee there will never be a dull moment with Gallant by your side!
Gnodric, the Wizard Gnome
Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 11.59.31 AMDo not underestimate Gnodric just because of his size. This sorcerer has centuries of experience casting Charms throughout Windy Hollows.

Cross-Eyed, the Dizzy Fly
Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 12.28.11 PM 2It might seem silly to purchase a fly as a Pet, and you are absolutely right! Cross-eyed is a pretty silly guy. However, his humorous nature is bound to keep you feeling upbeat and happy all day long.

These five Petz are just a few highlights of 18 wonderful new additions to DownTown! You are also going to want to stop by and give a warm welcome to: Calamaria, the Sweetheart Squid; Spot, the Dotted Turtle; Primus, the Gentleman Unicorn; Eukiah, the Bubbly Blob; Grayson, the Smoky Cat; Buck, the Fearless Bull; Mech, the Metallic Dinosaur; Roughhouse, the Riled-Up Rotweiler; Pink, the Playful Primate; Bullfrog, the Servant Mushroom; Katana, the Agile Ninja; Buttons, the Raggedy Rag Doll; and Clamps, the Adoring Robot!

New FunZones Have Rolled into JumpStart

Our picnic in MainStreet has just wrapped up and now it is time to get active! We have three exciting FunZones for you to explore this month on MainStreet, DownTown, and the Boardwalk that will help give you a second wind of energy before you head back to school. Do you think you can handle the excitement?
1Strap on your roller blades and go for a cruise through Skate-o-Rama. Our massive skate park on MainStreet features loops and ramps so you can move swiftly across town. Make sure to also head down to the secret dance area below the rink. That way, you can show off some of your most groovin’ roller moves to your Jumpee pals.
2Our MainStreet FunZone is just the opening act! When you check out our DownTown FunZone, we guarantee you will be impressed by the adventure we have in store for you. Use the launchpad to reach our special zipline, and hold on tight! You will get to see this area of JumpStart like you have never seen it before.
4While flying through DownTown on your zipline, why not also get started on our monthly Scavenger Hunt? Keep a sharp eye out for some worldly items including a globe and miniature Eiffel Towers!
3After you have explored these two features, work on getting your highest score in the Boardwalk Arcade’s featured game of the month: Punk Punk Drop! Those pesky Shadow Punks are constantly getting in the way of our AdventureLand and MarineLand adventures, and now is the best time to put them in their place!

We might have reported all of the new FunZones to head into JumpStart for the month, but we still have one HUGE mission for you to explore. However, you are going to have to wait until tomorrow to find out what it is! In the meantime, start exploring these exciting new features and chat with your pals in the comments below about your favorite FunZone for the month!

5 Special Sites to Check out DownTown

You might know DownTown as the place to go for picking up the latest Petz, Ridez, and Threadz. However… there is an ENTIRE land of activities for you to explore outside of DownTown’s cobblestone core. With caves, beaches, and waterfalls, DownTown is not your average shopping center. Frankie and his pals know you might want some extra distractions after a tough time picking out the perfect set of Threadz. Take a look at some of the other sites DownTown that you might have missed!

dt-blog1. The Mountains

If you look past DownTown’s different shops, you might notice a steep mountain cliff off in the distance. Did you know that you play around on its hilly peaks? Search around DownTown for a purple Launchpad circle and you will be instantly lifted to these hilltops. You will notice when you are there that there are two HUGE slides. Before hopping on these slides, make sure to take in the sweeping views of DownTown. Try spotting a couple of your Jumpee friends while you are down there as well!

2. Slides

Now that you have made your way to the top of these hilly cliffs, why not go for an adventurous plunge down one of the two slides DownTown? Hold on tight, because these slides make sudden twists and dives that you will never expect! Make sure to keep an eye out for some of the interesting landscapes inside the mountain. Are you able to spot the secret cave behind the waterfall?

3. The Beachside

While the world of JumpStart has its share of coastal lands, not too many Jumpeez ever venture off into the secret shores of the DownTown beachside. Here you can explore all sorts of mysterious caves, as well as take a swim in the warm waters.

4. Freefall Mountain

The beachside of DownTown also gives you access to one of the most thrilling games in JumpStart: Freefall Mountain! Put on your most aerodynamic outfit and skydive down a steep mountainside while collecting balloons.

5. JS Stadium

For the athletic Jumpee, you will want to also make sure and head to JumpStart’s official sports arena! Whether you are into playing Football, Volleyball, or Basketball, you can head to your court of choice and build up your sporting skills.

Now that you know about these five places in DownTown, why not try taking on a new voyage in your journeys around JumpStart? If you already have checked out these five awesome spots, which do you enjoy visiting the most? Make sure to share your thoughts in the comments!

Game of the Week: Football

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Do you get frustrated working with shapes in your math homework? After taking on this Jumpee Mission, no shape will be too hard for you to tackle! Head to the Football field at the JS Stadium DownTown and score touchdowns while working on learning your geometry! Start working on your victory dance and get started on this week’s mission today: http://budurl.me/GoTW14

Game of the Week: Bunny Hop

GoTW-BunnyHopIn the green countryside of JumpStart, there is a group of bunnies that really know their math. More importantly, they love to quiz you about your own math skills. If you head down to the Brain Training Arcade DownTown, you can see if you are a match for these furry friends in Bunny Hop! As they hold up colorful signs, see if you can correctly spot the right numbers. This will really help boost your counting skills so that you will be ready for your Kindergarten teacher’s math lessons this fall. Try completing our Jumpee Mission today: http://budurl.me/GoTW13