Parents' Guide to

JumpStart Reading with Karaoke

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Kids learn to read by singing karaoke songs.

Game Windows 2005
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age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

5 year olds may think this is babyish....

Great game. Teaches you to read. I recommend for a four year old's tool.

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Kids can unlock 24 original learn-to-read karaoke songs that sequentially teach more than 200 words in specific word families. Knowledge Adventure partnered with Christopher Smith, a kindergarten teacher and award-winning children's recording artist, and the Big Fins, a Southern California music group that specializes in children's music, to write and perform the music. The specially selected lyrics to the songs provide a structured, sequential reading program. Additional songs and videos will be available at

For children who are drawn to music, JumpStart Reading Karaoke is a brilliant way to teach reading. This software ingeniously incorporates the children's voices into the activities by having them frequently speak or sing into the microphone. JumpStart Reading Karaoke is a unique and effective way to teach reading to musical learners.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Knowledge Adventure
  • Release date: August 30, 2005
  • Genre: Educational
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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