My little one and I were given a chance to try out and review the online virtual world of Math Blaster. Knowledge Adventure, the makers of Jumpstart also. (The picture to the left is my little one creating his avatar.) We played with both Mathblaster and Jumpstart and he had a great time with both! Actually I’m now going to have to commit to a subscription since he still is playing it when he gets a chance.
MathBlaster.com is a futuristic online adventure packed with wacky aliens, high-tech gadgets and, of course, math!
As new recruits at the prestigious Blaster Academy, your kids will play arcade-style math games and race through high-speed missions with the help of a cast of characters that are out of this world! After learning the ropes in Blaster Academy, new cadets will join the Intergalactic Space Patrol (ISP), an elite team of Blasters sworn to explore and protect even the furthest galaxies and deepest black holes of the universe. Armed with the most advanced gadgets and fine-tuned math skills, the cadets of the ISP will travel to exotic new planets, discover bizarre alien races and face extraordinary challenges!
Are your kids ready to blast into an intergalactic adventure that adds up to total fun? Click Play Now and let the adventure begin!
I remember Math Blaster and other Knowledge Adventure games from when my older two were little. They were GREAT educational games then and still are! The educational skills are embedded in the games helping kids have a great time while learning. My little one was quickly able to master using the arrows and space bar to navigate around. Shortly after he figured it out though my 15 year old, the middle one, jumped on and had to play for a little while.
You can choose to play free or join the membership option. With membership you get more games, some games to download, and some custom avatar add-ons. Membership includes both MathBlaster.com and Jumpstart.com. It also allows up to six children in your membership so each child can have their own avatar. My little one can already identify his own avatar. Additionally he somehow found the chat feature, I received an email asking for permission for him to chat in the game. I think this could be fun if your child’s friends are also playing and helps build reading and writing skills to go along with the math skills.
For kids that love playing video games I would definitely check this out. We had a great time with it and will keep playing it in the future. Check MathBlaster out at mathblaster.com. For younger kids (starting at 3), jumpstart.com is a great choice too. I (and my little one too) loved the duck matching game.
I would highly recommend Jumpstart.com and Mathblaster.com! Membership is $7.99 a month, $74.99 if you want to pay for a year or a one time payment of $149.99 that gives you lifetime membership.
Disclosure: I was provided with a JumpStart and Mathblaster membership at no cost by Knowledge Adventure in order to test the product and give my own personal opinions on it. The opinions I have given are mine and were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.