New J-Tube Submissions Feature

The amount of submissions that have been received from all you Jumpeez has been amazing! Frankie is so excited about all the shoutouts, jokes, stories, and questions that we decided to make it even easier for you to both send in and view other Jumpeez submissions. To do so, we replaced the in-game Communicator with our brand new J-Tube Device.

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This device organizes submissions in a way that makes it easy for Jumpeez to find the content they are looking for. You can search through archived jokes for a good laugh or read other Jumpeez questions to learn more about the game. Check through all the past submissions to see what your friends are saying and even look for your own submission. The J-Tube Device makes it easy to see how much fun everyone is having at JumpStart!

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After you have finished reading through past submissions, you can easily send in one of your own by choosing the type of content you would like to send in. Simply click on the category and then type in your submission. It is now easier than ever to send in your jokes, riddles, stories and more right in the game! As if these categories were not exciting enough, Jumpeez will be able to send in video submissions soon! You heard that right, your own personal videos. Stay tuned for more exciting news about this J-Tube Device and submissions!

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Frankie cannot wait to hear from all you Jumpeez, so be sure to send in your submissions and look for them to be featured in our brand new J-Tube Device!

Technology and Kids

In today’s world, it can be difficult to get kids to “unplug” from checking social media sites, texting on their smartphones, watching TV, or playing interactive video games. However, in recent years, technologies like these have proven themselves to be more than a means of entertainment. Now, they are even considered major tools for learning in and out of the classroom. How has your family responded to integrating technology in everyday entertainment, education and early childhood development?

In this new digital age, parents are finding that their kids are more adept at learning to navigate new online interfaces and devices than they would have ever thought. As kids as young as three develop their own digital footprints, the responsibility of guiding little learners through this new digital world falls on parents and educators like you. From surfing the web to do research for school and reading e-books to playing “edu-taining” games or simply wanting to connect with their peers through social media, it is almost impossible for kids to avoid the use digital tools like computers, mobile devices and other systems. Today, these tools make up some of the major avenues in which kids pick up developmental skills and experience social interactions.

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For your littlest learners, JumpStart even has a few Preschool focused mobile apps that you can check out!

Let us know how involved your family is with today’s technology from the phenomena of social media to the growing use of digital devices like tablets, smartphones, computers, and even online virtual world games like JumpStart. Now is your chance to join our discussion on technology and kids by answering the following questions. Feel free to expand on any of your choices in the comments section below –

1. What devices do your kids use for recreational entertainment and educational gameplay?

a. iPhone or iPod touch
b. iPad or iPad mini
c. Android smart phones
d. Android tablets
e. other – explain in the comments.

 2.  What types of apps or games do you choose most often for your family?

a. Educational – learning games
b. Entertainment – “just for fun” games
c. Utility apps – family schedules, school planners, etc.
d. Games with emphasized social features

3. How much time does your family spend using digital tools like computers, tablets, smartphones, etc

a. Less than 1hr / day
b. 1-2 hours / day
c. 2-3 hours / day
d. 3 + hours / day

Share your thoughts on these and any other online or tech concerns that you might have regarding raising kids in the digital age. We want to know what you have to say!

Follow Us on Pinterest!

Frankie has some pretty exciting news for all you JumpStart fans out there… we recently joined Pinterest! Now, some of you may be asking yourselves, “wait, but what’s Pinterest?” It’s is a fun, interactive community where we’ll be sharing JumpStart crafts, educational activities, free printable worksheets, lesson plans, fan mail, and a ton of other information regarding our online and mobile games!

Follow us on Pinterest!

Think of it as a digital pin board where you can pin things that interest you and your kids. Start your account today and you’ll be able to save your favorite Jumpstart activities and information all in one place.

When you get a chance, stop by to check out our boards and “like” or “repin” your favorite games, activities, or pictures. Are any of you already on Pinterest? Then stop by www.Pinterest.com/JumpStartOnline to start following us, today!

Vote for JumpStart in the 2011 SheKnows Parenting Awards!

Update: The results are in. JumpStart won 1st Place and was the Editor’s Choice in the Best Website for Kids category! Thank you to all those who voted for JumpStart in the SheKnows Parenting Awards and to SheKnows for this wonderful opportunity!

Do you often find yourself chatting with your kids about “mythies,” “quests,” “petz,” or “Jumpeez?” Then you must be a JumpStart fan! And we have some great news for you, parents. JumpStart.com has been nominated for a SheKnows Parenting Award!

Vote for JumpStart.com in the Entertainment Category’s Favorite “Website for Kids”

Every year, the SheKnows Parenting Awards program selects the leading products available to parents in a multitude of categories—from baby gear to eco-friendly gadgets, and everything in between. This year JumpStart.com has been honored as a nominee for the top “Website for Kids” in their entertainment category!

We are beyond thrilled to have received the nomination, but now we need the help of JumpStart fans like you! So spread the word and help support JumpStart by voting on the official 2011 SheKnows Parenting Awards page. Voting is open to everyone so please let SheKnows know how much you and your kids love JumpStart’s virtual world of ridez, charms, and endless activity! The voting results will be announced on October 31, 2011!

A little background on the SheKnows Parenting Awards: “The goal of the awards is to give SheKnows readers all the information they need to make educated decisions in their everyday lives—particularly when it comes to their kids! Nominated products are reviewed by the SheKnows team of editors and hand-picked for quality, functionality, convenience and more.” –SheKnows

Vote for JumpStart.com now!

To support SheKnows’ nomination of JumpStart.com for best “Website for Kids” please don’t forget to vote! Take this opportunity to share your love of JumpStart with parents around the nation! We here at JumpStart would really appreciate it!

Check Out Knowledge Adventure’s Newest Mobile Game and Brand!

All you tech savvy or just plain app addicted, listen up – we have something new for you! Knowledge Adventure’s new casual mobile games brand, Twisted Games™, has just released a new app called Beaver’s Revenge™ for the entire family to enjoy! Help the beavers get revenge and save the forest from being destroyed by the lumberjacks!

Beaver’s Revenge™ is an HD app that includes 60 levels, 3 different worlds, 3D graphics, leaderboards and achievements. Players choose one of 6 distinct animals and use the beaver’s tail to send flying through the air aimed at lumberjacks that are ruining the forest in this strategy and physics game. This addicting new app was just released today for Android™, iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®. Get Beaver’s Revenge for your family today! Just head over to the App Store or Android Market to download this addictive new arcade game!

Help the beavers rain some furry vengeance on those lumbering lumberjacks!

Twisted Games™ has also just released Ice Cube Caveman™ in full and lite versions for iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch® and Android™. Help a caveman maneuver a narrow path of tiles to the fire in order to escape his icy fate in this new puzzle game. Find out more about Twisted Games™ at www.TwistedGames.com or stay up to date with all the latest Twisted Games™ information by following us Twisted Games™ on Facebook and Twitter!

Navigate these tricky tiles to melt away the ice and save the caveman!

Lumberjacks beware! Papa Beaver saw a lumberjack cutting down his beloved trees. Now he and his furry forest friends are out for . . . Revenge.

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Calling All Little Artists: There’s a New JumpStart Mobile App!

JumpStart Art Studio

Looking for a new way to keep your little artist entertained on the go? There’s an app for that! We are excited to release the new JumpStart® Art Studio app so your preschoolers can get their creative juices going wherever this summer takes them.

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Your children can let their imaginations run wild, experimenting with all sorts of coloring tools on over one hundred different pictures. Each picture can become a unique masterpiece to share with their friends and family! Use the Facebook sharing feature to display your child’s picture, framed photo, or card for all to see!

JumpStart Art Studio

JumpStart Art Studio is now available in the App Store and compatible with the iPhone®, iPod touch®, and iPad™. Get it today for only $1.99! After the success of our other mobile apps such as JumpStart Preschool Magic of Learning and JumpStart My ABC Book, we hope you and your children enjoy our latest app just as much! Check out all of our mobile apps here!

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Come Celebrate The Launch Of A New Mobile App!

After the success of JumpStart® Preschool Magic of Learning, we are excited to release another mobile app for your preschoolers!

JumpStart your child’s education with our newest mobile application. JumpStart My ABC Book is a simple, fun, and addictive game that teaches your toddler the ABC’s. This application uses pictures, words, poems, and songs to improve letter recognition, vocabulary, language development, and memory. JumpStart My ABC Book works with iPad™, iPhone™ and iPod touch®. This universal application will keep your toddler entertained for hours!

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My ABC Book uses an interactive learning style which allows your child to decorate his or her own pages and save them in a personalized album.

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Your child decorates by choosing stickers that start with the letter displayed.

We are celebrating the launch of JumpStart My ABC Book by offering a discounted price for a short time. Jumpstart My ABC Book will be available today for a special discounted price of $0.99! Click here to take advantage of this special offer and JumpStart your child’s education today. Also, be sure to check out all the other JumpStart and Math Blaster® apps, as they are on sale for a limited time to celebrate the launch of our new app!

Have your kids had the chance to try JumpStart My ABC Book? What do they think?