Parents' Guide to

JumpStart World Kindergarten

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Masterpiece in children's tech is fun and brainy.

Game Windows 2007
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

Terrible Service.

I purchased this product membership for Trouble in Town in Oct. 2010. Four days later it stopped working and my daughter was not able to update her progress. She has a pretty updated computer so, there isn't a compatibility issue. I contacted them about the glitch and it took a week for them to get back to me. I did their troubleshooting. The game started to work fine again for a week. Then the game shut down and stopped working. It's been over a month now and I contacted them repeatedly. It still does not work and they refuse to give me back my money. Buyer Beware!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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JumpStart World Kindergarten connects to the Web to send updates about kids' progress and receive new content based on how they're doing -- but parents don't have worry about their children's safety, because their children are never playing online. Every time kids enter this beautiful world there's something new to find: Seasons change, holidays are celebrated, educational games change, and new areas open as more content is added.

The initial boxed product (also available in a downloadable version on the software's Web site) costs $20 and contains the first two (out of 12) content installments. Those "starter" installments include more than 30 educational games and missions for kids; after installing the software, parents will receive regular email progress reports and tips. Additional installments are $8 each, with each new segment building on the skills already learned.

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