Sneak Peek: Dragon Videos

UPDATE: The Enchanted Sanctuary, where you can raise dragons, is now live at JumpStart.com.

The dragons are expected to arrive late next week (yay!), which means the JumpStart Team has been working hard to bring these critters to life and build the perfect home for them at JumpStart.com. Last week, we showed you how the artists turned the dragon sketches into 3D characters. Now, take a look at what happened when the dragons were animated!

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Leafcutter Ants Song – Just for Fun!

Check out this fun song from JumpStart – sing along and learn about leafcutter ants!

Introducing JumpStart’s New and Improved YouTube Channel!

Hey JumpStart fans,

Come check out our new and improved YouTube channel! We’ve put up high-quality versions of our videos, added descriptions, and made the whole channel easier to use. You’ll also find our playlist of fun, educational songs that you and your kids will love to sing along with, like this one:

You can subscribe to receive updates when we post new videos, and feel free to make us your YouTube friend! Check out our channel here.

Introducing: High Scores on GhostTown Grab!

UPDATE: GhostTown Grab is now located in Adventure Canyon and user names are now chosen in the JumpStart communicator.

Is your child a JumpStart whizkid? Well, now your little prospector can see how he or she stacks up against other players in JumpStart’s GhostTown Grab with the new high scores board.

Players can check out the GhostTown Grab high scores board to see where they stand.

Players can check out the GhostTown Grab high scores board to see where they stand.

See those silly names? Next time your child plays JumpStart, he or she will be prompted to select a combination of words from pre-made lists to form a user name. Then, your gamer can look for his or her very own user name on the high scores board!

In GhostTown Grab, players run through an Old West ghost town, collecting as much gold, silver and coins as they can. As they race against time, children develop their manual dexterity and keyboard skills.

Level 1 of GhostTown Grab, where players race through exciting environments to collect gold, silver and coins.

Level 1 of GhostTown Grab, where players race through exciting environments to collect gold, silver and coins.

Levels 1-4 of GhostTown Grab are available to all players with a free JumpStart.com account. With membership, players can access another six exciting levels!

Explore the ghost town after dark in Level 7!

Explore the ghost town after dark in Level 7!

There are all kinds of hidden areas for players to explore. Check out this video of GhostTown Grab:

Log on to JumpStart.com to start grabbing!

JumpStart Jumping into the Wii World!

UPDATE: There are now 3 JumpStart games available for Wii–Pet Rescue, Escape From Adventure Island, and Get Moving Family Fitness.

All you JumpStart fans: Get ready, get excited, and be prepared — JumpStart has gone Wii! That’s right, our newest game, Pet Rescue, will be making its first appearance at the premier gaming expo, E3, on June 2-4, 2009 in Los Angeles. The game launches this fall, creating a whole new world full of adventure, learning, and excitement like you’ve never seen before.

JumpStart Pet Rescue is the first of its kind to dive into Wii’s audience. “The Wii marketplace is an exciting opportunity for us to leverage our trusted brand and leading market share in kids’ games,” says David Lord, CEO of Knowledge Adventure. “By serving parents’ desire to provide better learning experiences for their children while providing a fun, immersive game, we intend to capture market share in the fast-growing youth category.” Get ready for another great adventure and keep your eyes and ears open as JumpStart makes its debut on the Wii!

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Cute 4 year old doing JumpStart “gumball” math!

Can you guess what he’s spelling at the end?