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Jumpstart LearnNPlay

November 4, 2009

Escape the Everyday
Use Playtime as Learning Time! has released a fabulous new Wii game!


And you do just that. You play and gather fun things and when you have enough.. you get to float away on a hot air balloon, Dorothy Style! And of course all there is so much learning while they are playing they hardly realize what they are getting out of it! #learnNplay baby!

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My 8yrold’s favorite part is the fashion show. {No wonder, I think}, she has been creating American Girl Doll dress up clothes for nearly 2 years now. She’s a regular fashion designer diva these days!

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The 5yrold prefers… um. Everything. I asked him and he couldn’t decide. He is all about numbers right now.. so the math games rock. But he is seriously on the cusp of reading, so the library part is perfect!

And they all like the music!

What does mom likes the best? That they barely realize they are learning. Numbers, letters, shapes, music…. what could be better? Well besides brownies?

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And Guess what! is giving away A whole Escape Package. {Well THREE to be exact..}
Did I mention a $250 spafinder gift card for mom… uh huh, as in ESCAPE!

Plus they are giving away 50 copies of the new Wii game:
JumpStart Escape from Adventure Island

And here’s what the 3 Lucky Escape Package Winners will recieve:

  • 1 copy of JumpStart Escape from Adventure Island (rated E by the ESRB)
  • 1 Nintendo Wii console – to escape boredom
  • $250 in SpaFinder® gift certificates – to escape stress
  • 1 Flip™ Mino HD video camera – to record your adventures
  • 3 lifetime JumpStart memberships – 1 for you, 2 to share with friends
  • 500 virtual coins – to keep your kids’ online adventure exciting
  • JumpStart gear – to dress for adventure

Sorry don’t enter here for this amazing giveway! Goto the Blog to Enter.
All you have to do is answer this question:

PhotobucketHave you and your kids ever built a “pirate ship” out of couch cushions?

Explored the backyard in search of “fairies”?

Hunted under the bed for “buried treasure”?

We want to hear about how your family uses imagination to escape the everyday and turn life into an adventure! Tell us your story for a chance to win.

What are you wating for? Hurry! Ends Nov. 16th.

If you have any questions feel free to follow and chat with @Jumpstart_Erin

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Here’s how my family escapes….

On Sunday nights The Dad figure bakes cookies with the kids. They make a big giant mess and I get to stay OUT of the way. They learn: measuring, the importance of Dad time, and just how many chocolate chips they can pilfer before dad notices.

Another Dad activity is carving pumpkins. If it’s left to mom, they get a bagful of markers to decorate it. With Dad it’s all knives and designs and gross insides! They learn: Dad is awesome, big knives are sharp and sometimes make dad bleed, and pretending to blow chunks while holding pumpkin guts in your hand is hilarious!


What does your family do that encourages learning while playing? Tell the Jumpstart Team and win!

disclaimer: Jumpstart provided a wii game for the goodncrazy team to review. I participated in the #learnNplay campaign in the month of October.

#LearnNplay: Let’s Rock Your Child’s Learning Experience!

October 9, 2009
Sponsorship Disclosure:
For the Month of October GoodNCrazy will be sponsored by Knowledge Adventure. #learnNplay wii games children

{What does that mean?}
It means Knowledge Adventure (creators of has agreed to help send me to Blogworld and SITScation in Las Vegas. I get to share Jumpstart treats and goodies with the other bloggers at the conventions! I also get to help spread the word that Jumpstart would like to work with other bloggers… And stay tuned… I get to share some exciting new games and prizes coming out later in the month!

As a clear and open disclaimer I want to let everyone know that when I am using Twitter and Facebook and you see me using the hashtag:


It will be because:

1. I love Jumpstart. The product. The people. And because my kids have used Jumpstsart computer games since they were toddlers and could barely click a mouse!

2. I will be compensated and have agreed to:

  • mention the products I already use and love
  • share about exciting new products coming out
  • help reveal the new Jumpstart Wii game
  • let everyone in on a big upcoming contest and giveaway that will go live later in the month on the Blog!

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Feel free to Jump in! #learnNplay is for everyone!

Moms. Dads. Aunts. Friends. Pets? And of course… KIDS!

  • How do YOU learn as you play?
  • How do your kids?
  • How do the grandparents get involved?
  • Where do you learn new things and where do you play?
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Great #learnNplay ideas from Jumpstart:

Play Petz Bingo. Free Downloadable Game Sheets with Jumptastic pets as Bingo slots!

Create your own Fall Wreath with your kids! Simple and easy and your kids will love exploring the neighborhood to ‘research’ leaf designs!

And for Halloween? Boo-Tiful Bat Crafts! Help kids with their motor skills and color recognition then play with your decorations!

MORE #learnNplay ideas: Flowery Pencil Pots, Science Projects with Vinegar and Baking Soda, The Bubbling Cauldren

Check out My Review of the Current Jumpstart Wii Game:

Pet Rescue

And introducing the newest area of the 3D interactive online game: