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Knowledge Adventure JumpStart Advanced 1st Grade, Version 2.0

It ensures the mastery of fundamentals in reading, math and more. You can prepare your child for 1st grade and beyond with this 4-CD set. The Fundamentals disc helps children master more than 50 different math, reading, science, and spelling skills. The Music disc enables them to learn about melodies, rhythm, instruments, and harmony with fun toe-tapping songs. The Art Club disc lets kids create works of art including cards, banners, crafts and more. Finally, the Pet Playground disc lets your student adopt a virtual pet and teach it tricks, buy accessories and play pet games.
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Review 1 for JumpStart Advanced 1st Grade, Version 2.0

Internet is required for this product!

02/13/2010
By ,
Indiana
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
I bought this product hoping it would supplement our homeschooling. I thought it was neat that when you set up the game, you as the parent can pick which holiday(s) your child is allowed to celebrate in the game. (Only gives major holidays to choose from and includes Chinese New Year, Hanakuh & Kwanzaa)
This game is really awesome. I was amazed by the quality of the game. It is neater than most adult RP games I have seen.
It seems to be educational. It does require kids to pay attention and follow directions. There are certain 'things' a child has to do to get another piece of the map to open up. For example, at one point my child was able to buy a pet that follows him throughout the game. He has to feed, bath and care for it using his 'money' to do this.
There are a certain amount of 'lessons' per unit. Some lessons are math, others reading and some general knowledge stuff like understanding how to read a calendar.
The only negative I have found so far is that this game requires you be on the interenet the whole time the child is playing. I know - who doesn't have internet right? But for us this could potentially be a problem b/c we live in an area where the only internet available to us is a USB based wireless internet that cost according to how much time we are on the internet. That is my reason for the 4 stars instead of 5.
The only other thing about this game I didn't particularly care for - is it requires you register the game over the internet and then they want you to sign up for the 'full' membership which cost per month, year or lifetime.
Even without the membership though, you can print progress reports on your child and it breaks it down by item. For example, recognizing shapes, addition, etc. We didn't purchase full membership and there is still PLENTY for our child to do with this game!
Our child really does beg us to 'do school' on the computer. It is pretty incredible. Overall excellent game but I think next time I will be more careful to pick one that doesn't require constant internet connection.
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Recommends this product? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Gender:Female
Ownership:1 week or less
Usage:Every day
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Louisiana
thank you
Posted 02/19/2012
Thank you for posting your review. I was really considering buying this for my 5 yr old son until I read it has to be connected to the internet the whole time it is played. I am not able to do that. I to am homeschooling my son and thought this would be perfect in helping him. I'm hoping to find something similar that doesn't have to be online. Thanks agn.
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Review 2 for JumpStart Advanced 1st Grade, Version 2.0
07/28/2010
By ,
Tampa, FL
4 out of 5
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my son loves this
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Recommends this product? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Gender:Female
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every few days
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