Saturday, August 14, 2010

I am Returning, On you Front Porch! With a Gift, No Less....Let's JUMPSTART Our Relationship Eh?

*Blowing layers of dust of the surface*

*COUGH GAG WHEEEEEEZE...*

Hello!

Miss me?

"Where the heck have you been?" You ask? (Not that many of you actually inquired...) Well...it's been summertime so...I have been:

-Growing out my eyebrows
-Vacationing
-Gutting my house
-Growing out my eyebrows
-Watching Last Comic Standing, among other reality shows which I will not name...
-Eating lots of ice cream
-Splashing in the pool
-Taking pictures of various bugs, butterflies, flowers and hummingbirds
-Growing out my eyebrows

No, no, I didn't lose my eyebrows in some tragic, fire-eating exhibition. I was just over-zealous in the plucking. It happens.

So yeah, we had a great summer, and I'll have a blast sorting through my brain for inspiration to keep you all laughing and happy as you lament the fall schedule approaching, meaning you have to get up before the sun, drive more than a limo driver in Vegas, and stay up all night finishing science projects for your kids...

BUT FIRST!

I have a giveaway.

OK now I know some of you stopped reading right there, or about here...maybe you're still reading...if not SHAME ON YOU! This is a great giveaway and it involves your kids...I have two selfishly awesome giveaways coming up LATER, so stick around and win your kids something awesome OK?

Look I sandwiched that paragraph with OKs. Ahhh...the simple things...

NOW. Onto the giveaway!

Let me suggest that this is will be a great bartering tool for your kids to finish homework so they can play a fantastic on-line computer program...it's called JUMPSTART!

Let me tell you, this is adventure-based learning at its best! JumpStart is a "3D virtual world", which includes math, reading, and critical thinking skills cleverly packaged in exciting and engaging worlds for your kids to explore! It's like hiding broccoli in a hot-fudge sundae! WOOT!

The main page is clear and a breeze to use , the characters are bright, HELPFUL and cheerful, and the quests and games are award-winning! Your kids can design their own avatar and explore underwater worlds, fly above the clouds and even adopt and raise dragons and the newly added Pegasus! Jump Start is ever evolving, so your child will be delighted to sign in and find a new adventure to begin, another creature to adopt, and to see their progress in their games!

This is what my daughter has to say (aged 7) about the program:

"It's fun! You get your own dragon, and it breathes fire! It has science, and the Enchanted Sanctuary! And there's Ghost Town...it gives you money. You can change your character any time! You can watch movies! You can go to Future Land where you do missions, like attacking mini guys, and you can play games at the arcade! Oh and you do missions at Adventure Land, like finding Cappy's sea dog, he's actually an old turtle..." Did you follow all of that?

Then my son chimed in, "it's great for kids my age, mom..."

Thanks Jacob, my mature 9-year-old, that's great. But, I happen to know that Jumpstart is great for kids 3 to 10! That's even greater!

There's so much to explore, I simply can't add it all here (my kids are continuing to rattle off things as I type...and they are checking their dragons...) Watch this!



Navigation is easy enough for young kids to handle, so you can sleep watch Home and Garden pluck your eyebrows allow them to be independent, and the games are exciting enough to hold an older kid's attention for HOURS on end! Parents get information on their kid's progress, and can follow the blog for new information! You can download software, and they even have Wii games! (you can even connect on Facebook!)

So basically my kids fight over the computer to play this program. And really, how can I mind when they are actually learning something? Heh heh...

Now yours can too!

You have a chance to win a 3-month subscription to check out this amazing program! Here we go!

MANDATORY ENTRY, counts as ONE entry:
1. Go to Jumpstart, come back here and comment on what part of the program impresses you the most.

FOR EXTRA ENTRIES:

2. Become a fan on Facebook. Counts as ONE entry.

3. Tweet! Say, "insanitykim is helping your kids JUMPSTART their learning with this giveaway!" and add the url to this post to your tweet. Then come back here to leave the twitter link in the comments. YOU CAN TWEET ONCE PER DAY FOR THE LENGTH OF THIS GIVEAWAY (total of SEVEN entries).

4. Blog! Blog about this giveaway, with a link to this post, come back here and leave me the link in the comments to your post. This counts as FIVE entries.

And there you have it folks!

This giveaway starts today, August 14th 2010, and ends Saturday, August 21st 2010 at 12pm EST. At that time I will use the Random Number Generator (RNG) to choose a winner. The winner will have 3 days to contact me. If they do not, I will use the RNG again to choose another winner.

We love Jumpstart and we know you will too! I sure hope you win this, for your kids! And by you I mean, you...



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9 comments:

Acting Balanced Mom said...

hope your eyebrows are back where you'd like them to be... glad you had a good summer :)

That jumpstart program looks great but it's between my kids right now, Liam is too small and Robyn is too big... so someone else can win it...

Dee Crowe said...

Hey..I accidentally shaved my right eyebrow off one time(forgot the guard thingy on my personal shaver..harg)..so had to shave the other one off too...took months and now they look odd...

anyway...Jumpstart looks really cool! I have to say I liked the whole site, and I'm glad there is another site that is safe for the kiddies...since I've struggled for a year now to make sure everything the daughter looks at is safe content on the computer...NOT AN EASY TASK!

Dee Crowe said...

Fanned Jumpstart on facebooks too!

Marci said...

Hey Kim!

My daughter is a tad bit older but we have little kiddos in and out all the time. My daughter will set up poptropica or webkinz so this site looks fantastic. I went to the site and didn't know if pegasus was a program if it is then I chose pegasus.

It is good to know there are some safe sites on the net thanks for finding this one.

w said...

i like how the programs start for children as young as 3! yay for the wee little ones!

i have a feeling i'm going to win.

w said...

i blogged.

http://www.wendiwinn.com/2010/08/despite-my-absence-lately-news-of-me.html

i still have a feeling i'm going to win.

Kearsie said...

I like that this doesn't look boring, so would my kids.

Also, I might need this program.

Kearsie said...

I tweeted.

Excuse me.

http://twitter.com/kearsie

Jenni said...

i love the design, the concept and the fact that kids will learn and have fun at the same time

Jenn
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