Friday, May 20, 2011


 We are fans. Big fans.    JumpStart  Great for Summer!

 How do I get a family full of boys excited about sitting down to "do" school? I let them blast things!

Don't get me wrong- it's not a violent game by any means- but the kids get to blast off into space via an avatar of their own creation where they meet up with all sorts of fun challenges. They blast through portals into strange and faraway worlds.

The avatars can interact with other players aboard the space station. (don't worry moms, the "comments" can only be chosen from a select group of provided phrases)  There is something new around every corner as they make their way through the ranks and explore the online world of Math Blaster.
Finding DNA    In the Chem Lab - players are challenged to gather various types of chemicals to create monsters who then have the power to "morph" other players. Blasters must follow the correct formulas and mix the ingredients in order or their experiment will explode!

                                                                                             In Galaxy Grand Prix - players are able to build and share their own tracks as well as race other blasters. My oldest son was particularly excited to see his own creation online & to find other players enjoyed racing on the track he designed.

   On Space Zapper - cadets have to blast away & be sure to choose the right answer to the equations before them. You can select from addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in this fast paced game designed to drill important math facts. With all the blasting going on, my boys hardly noticed they were doing math at all!

I can't say enough about our experience with Math Blaster - suffice it to say that I am being asked on a daily basis "can I do Math Blasters now?"  - THAT is pretty exciting stuff for a homeschool mom!
There is so much more to this program than I can possibly cover in a single review-

There are FREE trials available for you to check it out. . . . . . . . .

But guess what?

One of my readers will receive a free 3 month membership to Math Blaster!

That's right- the full membership includes not only the fun games accessible in the trial - but access to more complex math for your student. There are "member-only features" that will encourage your child to want to learn  play more! 

 It will also give you free access to the Jump Start games.
You heard me right. Memberships to Math Blaster also
gives you access to the Jump Start games & over $80 worth of downloadable games!

It's the perfect way to keep young minds sharp all summer long- and the best part is they won't complain cause they are just having so much fun!

membership includes:  +

+  4 downloadable JumpStart games  -  FOR UP TO SIX KIDS!!!
 Yay! No seperate memberships for individual family members.

I don't like complicated - sooooo,
 all you have to do for a chance to win is simply:

Leave a comment to let me know why you think it's a good fit for your family, or what you like about the product.  That's IT- simple Right?

*be sure you follow my blog via google friend connect or facebook page AdventurezInChild'Rearing
*be sure you leave your email or contact so I can let you know if you've won!

                                                                      Adventurez In Child'Rearing

(Don't forget to check out the site - You (or even your kids- lol) can play a limited version for free to see what you think about it! There is also a link to check out JumpStart from there. )

You can earn extra entries by blogging (and linking), sharing on FB or Twitter- just leave me a seperate comment to let me know about it- be sure to attach your email address or that it is accessible via your google id-   Winner will be chosen randomly on June 10 & informed by email-

Legal stuff:
“Disclosure: I was provided with a membership good for Math Blaster and JumpStart at no cost by Knowledge Adventure in order to test the products’ abilities and give my own personal opinions on it. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.”

Furthermore: If I DIDN'T like it- I wouldn't suggest it for ya'll !


Leslie said...

How cool. Anything that makes math fun is a win for me. I would love to win this!

Simplifying in the South said...

Loved Math Blasters when I was a kid. I can still remember playing the old school version, I think with a dos running system! Great fun.

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monicaandrew said...

follow you on facebook and this program would make math fun for my 8 year old. thanks for the opportunity to win this.

kelli said...

Hey there. Do not enter me to win the giveaway. I just wanted to say this is super cool and I will post it on twitter and facebook for you. Love the idea and want to look into it for when my kiddos are older.


kelli said...

Well, this time I am going to enter the giveaway. I didn't realize that it was for kiddos my son and daughters age. I would love love to win this! So pick me, pick me!

Later girl - Kelli

Anonymous said...

Sounds like an amazing tool to help your kids become proficient in Math and have fun too!!

nickandkatherine said...

I think this would be a great fir=t for my family as I have 5 kids who would love to play. Normally I can't afford 5 separate memberships, so this would be great. Following you with gfc

Money $aving Michele said...

Had jump start games for all my kids when they were growing up. Would love to win a membership for my nieces and nephews when they come to stay with our family for the summer. Thanks for stopping by At Money Saving Michele, I followed you on FB & Twitter, I couldn't find anyway to follow you by GFC, maybe I missed it.
You can post your giveaway on my FB page, I don't mind at all


DadNumberOne said...

Very cool! Are there any other games like this you can recommend? My son is 5 and probably old enough for something like this.


A Helicopter Mom said...

I've never heard of this. How cool! My older daughter would LOVE this!

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Mrs. Mandy said...

My 8 year old would love this. He thinks math is already fun but this would be even cooler to him. 300sms at gmail dot com

Mrs. Mandy said...

I follow you on GFC

MJ said...

What a wonderful giveaway! We are always looking for resources to inspire and motivate :), and this looks right up my 8 y.o. alley! Thank you for the chance!

MJ said...

I just posted on FB :)!! said...

I don't usually allow my daughter to play on the computer very often, but for something like this, I would be tickled if she wanted to play daily!

Anonymous said...

This is a mom anyway i would like my son to have free membership becasuse i dont like to pay that munch and i think it will help him .