• Bluecake

    While looking at Finnish JumpStart releases, I came across something I definitely would've never guessed existed. Apparently, there's a whole series of games (for PC and Nintendo DS even) released in Finland that are essentially a spin-off of the JumpStart series. In Finland, the JumpStart games are released under the title "Alkupolku", so for example, JumpStart Kindergarten is called "Alkupolku Eskari".

    So in Finland, Elävät Kirjat, the company that handled the distribution of the JumpStart products released by Knowledge Adventure, decided to launch a series of games called "Josefina Alkupolku", named for its new titular character Josefina. These games similarly focus on educational subjects like math, history, and so forth. The logo they …

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  • StoryMaker the Echidna

    Just wanted to share a piece of JumpStart fan art I made.

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  • LunaMouse23

    Hello, all. Recently I downloaded a file of Kindergarten '94 from the Web Archive, via this link. Now I'm just not sure how to get it working. I'm sure that I'll have to mess around with a lot of settings, as I have a Windows 7 computer. Does any one have any advice on getting the game to run?

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  • Wolvo1877

    JumpStart Trivia

    April 24, 2018 by Wolvo1877

    So in my spare time, one of my go-to hobbies is this site called Sporcle. (You may have even used the site yourself before if you've ever felt like trying to name all the US states or the countries of the world.)

    Anyways, I recently decided to finally make a JumpStart quiz on the site, since searching for one didn't give me any results. It's an incredibly simple one, for the sake of making it accessible to as many people as possible, but it's still the only JS related quiz on the site. It involves just identifying screenshots from each of the original grade-level based games. Here's a link to it if anyone wants to try it out.

    What happened next kinda blew my mind a little. I didn't promote the quiz anywhere (until this blog post) but somehow…

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  • Interstate2011

    Concerning this:

    There should be the lyrics to each particular day.

    E.G. "I love Sunday.
    It's a fun day.
    Baby, we'll go to the park.
    Oh, boy!"

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  • Interstate2011

    Why Omitted?

    July 10, 2017 by Interstate2011

    How come they never introduced acrylic paint to Jumpstart Artist? What other paint types could I be missing? I understand watercolor, oil, and tempera (which is made from egg yolks) were already there. But no acrylic?

    For one, that was the paint we were using for pumpkin painting contests at my college, a community college for getting anyone of any age or grade level (children included) involved.

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  • Interstate2011

    As I was saying before internet issues interrupted publishing of this, I was thinking there should have been a German Pavilion and an Italian Pavilion in JumpStart Languages, one: so children can learn those languages; and two: so Casey and Eleanor would have been in it.

    Of course, with an Italian pavilion, that would have had two Italian stories, turning out to include the story used in all of the Pavilions that were in the game. That's right, "Little Red Riding Hood" originated in Italy.

    I never copied the last try, so it got lost.

    Of course, if there had been a Portuguese Pavilion, I propose that just like the English and Spanish ones were American- and Mexican-themed, the Portuguese one would be Brazilian-themed.

    Any comments about it?

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  • Bluecake

    For convenience, I'm going to try to make a comprehensive list of all the JumpStart playthrough videos I've found so far. They're pretty easy to find on Youtube, but I thought having links to all of them in one place would make them even easier to access.

    JumpStart Preschool (1995)

    JumpStart Preschool (1999)

    JumpStart Kindergarten (1994)

    JumpStart Pre-K

    JumpStart 1st Grade (1995)

    JumpStart 1st Grade (2000)

    JumpStart 2nd Grade

    JumpStart Adventures 3rd Grade: Mystery Mountain - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5

    JumpStart Adventures 4th Grade: Haunted Island - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5 - Part 6

    JumpStart Adventures 4th Grade: Sapphire Falls

    JumpStart Adventures 5th Grade: Jo Hammet, Kid Detective - Part 1 - Part 2

    JumpStart Baby…

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  • StoryMaker the Echidna

    In case anyone's interested, I created some online JumpStart puzzles at Jigsaw Planet. Check them out here. If you would like to play with a different number of pieces or change other options, simply hover over the puzzle image, hover over the arrow, and then hover over "Play as" - that will give you options to change. Digital puzzles can be extremely fun, so I hope you enjoy! I'll probably be uploading more in the future.

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  • StoryMaker the Echidna

    JumpStart games always want to run in full-screen mode, but on occasions, that might not be what you or I want. After a couple attempts of finding a way to run the games in windowed mode, I found a completely functional solution in the form of a handy tool called DxWnd. Download the program, run it, right-click the white area, click "Add", choose a name and path to the game executable (*.exe file), and then double-click the name (or right-click it and choose "Run"). Very easy and very handy! At least with the (mostly default) settings I chose, the end result isn't exactly like a "normal" window (I can't move it around, there's a strange black box behind it, and the minimize, maximize and close buttons don't appear until you click on the ar…

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  • StoryMaker the Echidna

    As most of us probably know, many classic JumpStart CD-ROMs come with a special feature: they're also audio CDs. Stick them in a CD player and you can listen to songs from the game. Well, today I made a weird discovery concerning the audio component of JumpStart Preschool (1999). If you listen to the CD using a computer program such as Windows Media Player, the album title is that of a completely different CD and all the tracks have completely wrong names that I would assume to be tracks on that CD. The songs themselves are perfectly accurate to the game, as far as I can tell.

    I wonder what possible connection there could be between this "Mama's Boy" CD and JumpStart that would cause this to happen.

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  • PrincessRosalina

    While I was looking on my Facebook News Feed, I noticed that Behind the Voice Actors (BTVA) is Adding Pages for JumpStart Games! This includes the Characters & their Voice Actors & Actresses. I'm sharing these Links below, & I Hope It could be helpful as a Reference. Check Back Often for More Updates on JS's BTVA Page & Facebook.

    • JumpStart 1st Grade Math
    • JumpStart Advanced 1st Grade
    • JumpStart Adventures 3rd Grade: Mystery Mountain
    • JumpStart Adventures 4th Grade: Haunted Island
    • JumpStart Pre-K
    • JumpStart Toddlers 1996

    In Behalf of that, JumpStart Pre-K ranks 18th at Video Games Ranking, & The JumpStart Series is placed 9th in Franchise Ranking for this Week at BTVA. 

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  • PrincessRosalina

    I woke up last friday morning and checked my FB News Feed. JumpStart is now returning to post new Features for the online game on their Facebook Fan Page, and Behind the Voice Actors Website is now beginning to add new JumpStart Games with the list of Voice Actors, Starting with JumpStart 1st Grade Math & JumpStart Adventures 4th Grade: Haunted Island.   

    The JumpStart FB Fan Page is full of People getting mad for their JS Account Membership. I hope the Team would fix the situation, as they are unable to talk to them previously.  Their last post was from August. At least they are going to continue JumpStart.  

    Each Month, World of JumpStart & JumpStart Junior are getting some Updates. You might need a fast Internet to download it. For Me, It…

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  • Bluecake

    Reused JumpStart songs

    November 6, 2016 by Bluecake

    I found a bunch of songs used in World of JumpStart that were previously from other JumpStart media.

    So far I only looked at the Jukebox and the Movie Theatre, haven't really checked anywhere else in the game yet. At the Jukebox, you can listen to music, and at the Theatre, you can watch music videos.

    I thought it'd be kind of interesting to identify where the songs were originally from. So, here's the list:

    Title Used in World of JumpStart Original Title Originally From
    ABC Harmony ABC in Harmony JumpStart Kindergarten (1994)
    Art Friends Painting Ferris Wheel JumpStart Artist
    Be Your Best Responsibility Song JumpStart Preschool: Who Left the Juice in the Caboose?
    Fish in the Pond Counting in the Pond JumpStart Toddlers (2000)
    Grandma's Garden Gra…

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  • Bluecake

    JumpStart and Quiznos

    November 5, 2016 by Bluecake

    I found some more info recently, it feels just a little disorganized at the moment so I thought I'd make a blog post before I edited any articles. So this is a bit similar to the JumpStart Dairy Queen toys, but concerns a different chain called Quiznos, which specializes in sub sandwiches.

    In 2003, some JumpStart products appeared in Quiznos kids meals. I found the following image on an archived webpage from 2003 (from Quiznos website):

    As you can see, the kids meal bag has Casey on the front, and there are JumpStart products featured, one of which is JumpStart 3 Ring Circus. From what I understand, there were several discs that could come with a Quiznos kids meal. It's pretty hard to make out the other images on the bag. I'm hoping to find …

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  • Bluecake

    JumpStart concept art!

    October 27, 2016 by Bluecake

    Recently I found some old JumpStart concept art on a website called! Trylonix Cooperation specializes in producing educational software, toys and games, and apparently they worked on some of the JumpStart games of the 90s. Kind of odd that I never heard of them before this while researching JumpStart, but here's their page on JumpStart products:

    It says Trylonix developed the very first Jumpstart game, JumpStart Kindergarten, in 1994, and they've worked on other games since (mostly those from the 'Classic Era' of JumpStart).

    And then, there's a slideshow of concept art, mostly for JumpStart 5th Grade, but also for some other games as well. I thought that was a …

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  • Bluecake

    So in some games, like JumpStart Toddlers (1996) and JumpStart Preschool (1995), there are musical cues that play when starting each activity. Usually they're very short, something like a few seconds long each. An example of one is towards the beginning of this video, with the line "ABCDEFG, learn your ABCs with me".

    For a few reasons, I was thinking of just adding these to the activity pages, under a "Musical Cue" header. Since they're part of the activity I think they're worth noting, but I don't think they really require pages of their own, seeing as how they're really short, don't serve any educational purpose and only exist as an introduction to the activity, and in some cases there aren't credits for these short musical cues. (Ex. the…

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  • Bluecake


    September 23, 2016 by Bluecake

    Recently I did some work on some userboxes! You can put them on your user pages, blog posts, and even in comments. Userboxes are just meant to tell something about you. I decided to make some for the JS characters first. Here's all the userboxes I've made so far:

    To add a userbox, type something like FavoriteFrankieAdvanced and then put the brackets around it. Each userbox starts with Favorite, then the name of the character, and then either Classic or Advanced or Modern (for the art style). When you're adding a userbox, don't type spaces between the words, and make sure to write first letter of each word upprecase, like the FavoriteFrankieAdvanced example.

    Also, if you want to put anything after your userboxes, it's best to make a Clear st…

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  • PrincessRosalina

    Jump Ahead

    August 24, 2016 by PrincessRosalina

    Alright, Jumpeez! I discovered a Website for Jump Ahead Games (JumpStart's European Version). 

    Jump Ahead is An Educational Series by Knowledge Adventure where Kids are learning new Educational Concepts in Maths, English, Music, Arts, Science & Geography. Unlike JumpStart, They have Different Voice Actors & Changes in Subject's Topics from the UK Curriculum. 

    • In Most UK Adaptations, They changed their names from their Decisions. In Jump Ahead Year 2 (JumpStart 2nd Grade), Edison's name is Changed to Newton, based from Issac Newton. In Later Games (such as Jump Ahead Maths Year 2/JumpStart Math for Second Graders), His Name has been Reversed back to The American Name Version, which every UK Player know as Edison. He's also known as Philibert in…

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  • PrincessRosalina

    I'm new in Modern JS Games, so I'll give it a try on The Improved Series. I'm going to show you my Jumpeez Avatar. Before I Start, I'l give you some info. If I'm Having a mistake, then Comment me.

    In the JS 3D Virtuaal World Series, you can Create your own Avatar First. Your Role in the game is an Animal. It is slightly changed in the Online Game, where you will Make a Human Jumpeez Avatar. There are Other Games with A Jumpeez Avatar feature, like JumpStart Advanced Preschool Storyland, Lost Island Training, Lost Island Quest, Deep Sea Escape and Legend of Lost Island. 

    As you can see, I love to join as a JumpStart Friend. Here's my Very Own Gallery of My Very Own Jumpeez Avatar, Raine.

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  • StoryMaker the Echidna

    I've sometimes experienced a rather frustrating and confusing issue when trying to run JumpStart games (usually ones released from 2001 and earlier). When I try to install the program, nothing happens. No error message or anything, just nothing. If I went into Task Manager, I would see some form of Setup that was clearly the JumpStart game in Processes, but nothing was actually happening. But what made this even more bizarre is that sometimes, if I waited a long time, the game would spontaneously start installing just like it should, and from then on everything worked perfectly!

    Well, today I believe I have found the cause of my woes and the solution in the form of this Reddit page! Apparently, the JumpStart Setup is a "lower priority" for th…

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  • StoryMaker the Echidna

    I just realized that I've been editing this Wiki in earnest for about a year. Technically, I've been here since way back in 2011, but back then I didn't do much. It wasn't out of lack of desire, exactly; I've been researching the series almost obsessively since I was a child, and I'd long wanted to spew the knowledge I'd gained of the series onto the internet! It was because, frankly (or should I say Franklie? HA HA!!!!), it was all too daunting. As a knowledgeable fan of the series, I knew there was a lot to cover. And there weren't really any other active editors. It seemed hopeless. I was also frustrated by the fact that the creator of the Wiki had abandoned it; not that I'm saying he did something wrong, but I just really didn't want to …

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  • PrincessRosalina


    July 25, 2016 by PrincessRosalina

    Wow. I've been in a Home Journalism Class a while ago. After Hours of Doing some Assignments, I've Did all of my Homework.  At Least I'm Going Back to work.

    I Want to thank those Awesome Contributors Tylerjensen451, AlexanderIp2015, SpongeBobSquarePants2016, HarryPotter1Pigtail/PigtailHP1 & CatInHat for Editing Pages like from JS Preschool, 3rd Grade: Mystery Mountain & 4th Grade: Haunted Island. HP1Pigtail (With Different Username Tho) Contributed some Photos I've Uploaded from JS Legend of Lost Island & Languages. 

    For the Next Task, I'm going to Upload Screenshots from JS ABCs and Phonics Tonight! Also, I'm Planning to Make Another Blog Post dedicated to all the JS Fans. I'm Very Excited to chat with BlueCake and Storymaker the Echidna fo…

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  • PrincessRosalina

    I Want to Introduce JumpStart Games to Children who wants to Succeed in Learning. Most JS Games are released in 80s-2000s, and It's Okay to bring back the JS Experience. Last May 15, I Decided to Download JS Advanced Preschool Storyland at the Party for a 1 Year Old Girl & My Neighbors (Most of them are Kids because we are One Big Happy Family). After Few Minutes, A Teenager requires to Close the Game Quickly so she can play Music for the Party.

    I'm now a 10th Grade Student who wants to Excel in Studies. Last June 21, There was a 3 Years Old Boy (which  is My Teacher's Youngest Son among the Three) who wants to stop messing up in the Classroom. I Told him if he wants to Play JumpStart Preschool with me. I Fixed the Graphics & Trying the Gam…

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  • PrincessRosalina

    If all of you didn't Know, I have a JumpStart Pre-K Jumbo Workbook. My Mom bought me as a gift for winning the First Place in a Journalism Training Competition in School. I'm looking for some Great Chapter Books at the Bookstore, and I Saw this Book on the Children's Section.

    The Book's Locations is based from the JumpStart Pre-K and Preschool 1999 Games. Eleanor, Casey, Kisha and Pierre are Traveling in Different Places by Riding The Magic Train, like they did in JS Preschool 1999. Here are the Locations:

    • Letter Games - Toy Store
    • Rhymes - Fire Station, Bakery
    • Number Games - Carnival
    • Colors, Shapes & Sizes and Memory Games - Kisha's Diner
    • Thinking Skills - Construction Site
    • Word Games - Barber Shop
    • Following Directions - Bakery

    • Uppercase Letters - …

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  • PrincessRosalina
    • JumpStart Preschool (Classic)
    • JumpStart 2nd Grade (My Favorite Game)
    • JumpStart Adventures 3rd Grade: Mystery Mountain
    • JumpStart Adventures 4th Grade: Sapphire Falls
    • JumpStart Advanced Kindergarten
    • JumpStart Advanced 1st Grade
    • JumpStart Advanced 2nd Grade
    • JumpStart Reading for Second Graders
    • JumpStart Math for Second Graders
    • JumpStart Explorers
    • JumpStart Animal Adventures
    • JumpStart Artist
    • JumpStart Phonics
    • JumpStart Adventure Challenge
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  • Bluecake

    Recently I discovered an online quiz that is very similar to the All-Star Match-up Quiz found in the JumpStart Advanced games. I already posted a link to it on the JumpStart All-Stars page, but here is another link to it:

    It's essentially a personality quiz. The quiz will gauge what learning style you have, and which JumpStart character you match up to. It's short and fun. Here are my results:

    My primary learning style matches up with Eleanor, the Reader. My secondary learning style matches up with Kisha, the Artist. (Can't really argue with that, two of my favorite hobbies are reading and drawing xD)

    If you take the quiz, feel free to leave a comment about your quiz …

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  • Bluecake

    For curiosity's sake, here are all the JumpStart products currently in my possession. This is partially to let others know which products are most accessible to me right now. If I have something, it's easier for me to obtain information of it. I may start collecting more products in the future, but this is it for now:

    • JumpStart Toddlers (1996)
    • JumpStart Preschool (1999)
    • JumpStart Kindergarten (1998)
    • JumpStart 1st Grade (1994)
    • JumpStart Adventures 4th Grade: Haunted Island
    • JumpStart Around the World (preschool version)
    • JumpStart Advanced 1st Grade
      • Fundamentals
      • Music (A re-release of JumpStart Music)
      • Art Club
      • Pet Playground
    • JumpStart Advanced 2nd Grade
      • Fundamentals
      • Field Trip Adventure
      • Mystery Club Vol. 1
    • JumpStart Advanced 3rd Grade
      • Fundamentals (A re-relea…

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  • Bluecake

    To follow this recent blog post I made, I'm creating a blog for pages that I plan to delete. As of July 22, 2015, this is only a record of pages that have already been deleted.

    A page that has been deleted can be restored, so it isn't gone forever. You can make a request for a page to be restored here. You can also view all pages that have been marked for deletion here.

    1. Glitches In Jumpstart
    2. JumpStart Phonics
    3. Perseus
    4. Philippines
    5. Piano
    6. Franklin Pierce
    7. Pisces
    8. Piscis Austrinus
    9. Pluto
    10. Poland
    11. James K. Polk
    12. Portugal
    13. Protoceratops
    14. Puppis
    15. Pyxis
    16. Pakistan
    17. Panama
    18. Papua New Guinea
    19. Peacock
    20. Pegasus
    21. Penguin
    22. Penny
    23. Macedonia
    24. Madagascar
    25. James Madison
    26. Maiasaura
    27. Malaysia
    28. Mali
    29. Manatee
    30. March
    31. Mars
    32. Mauritania
    33. May
    34. William McKinley
    35. Mercury
    36. Mexico
    37. Michelangelo
    38. Moldova
    39. Mongolia
    40. James Monroe
    41. Mountain range
    42. Moza…

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  • Bluecake

    Lately, I've been marking quite a few pages for deletion. Every page that has been marked for deletion has the delete template, and can be found in Category:Candidates for deletion.

    This wiki has many pages which are only one sentence each, and don't particularly pertain to JumpStart. My reasons for marking them for deletion are that they are not substantial enough, and the topic they pertain to can't be expanded enough to make them substantial.

    For example, there exists a page on this wiki for the color red. It's not a character or a place, it's just the color red. This is the only content that page contains: "Red is a color in the JumpStart Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade."

    Red, the color, is something that appears in almost all form…

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  • Bluecake

    New Appearances

    July 11, 2015 by Bluecake

    I wanted to make two announcements. First, I've adopted the wiki, which means I am now an admin. It's my first time being an admin, but I'll try my best to do a good job! I hope to see this wiki flourish. :)

    Second, I've customized the wiki's theme. Now there's a new wordmark, background, and favicon. :) As a kind of artsy person, it does make me happier to see more color here. Feel free to comment and say what you think about the new theme!

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  • Bluecake


    July 8, 2015 by Bluecake

    Just curious if anyone is visiting recently. It seems pretty quiet around here, but I noticed at least one other person voted on the poll. (The CJ vote was mine :P) Anyways, it's nice to be here, I hope everyone else is enjoying their stay as well. :)

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