JumpStart Advanced Kindergarten: Fundamentals is a game originally released in 2002 as JumpStart Advanced Kindergarten. It is intended to cover various essential kindergarten skills.


The goal is to build your racecar and collect power boosters to make it better. Then you enter Frankie's Big Race.

Play games to earn carrots. Every time the player earns five carrots, Hopsalot allows them to preview the power boosters. Power boosters give a racecar special abilities, like making the racecar magnetic, giving it a shield, or making it speedier. Every time ten carrots are earned, the player earns a power booster of their choice and the privilege to enter Frankie's Big Race.

You can choose from seven racecars: Eleanor's Bowcart, Kisha's Paintmobile, Casey's Sportster, Pierre's Music Machine, Frankie's Cruiser, Hops' Bubbling Bouncer, and CJ's Globetrotter. You can race with one player or two. There are five racing arenas.


See also: the JumpStart All Stars


The Classroom

The Backyard



Educational Concepts

  • Pre-Reading
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Rhyming and Phonics
  • Vocabulary and Spelling
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Science
  • Numbers and Counting
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Comparing and Contrasting
  • Critical Thinking


See JumpStart Advanced Kindergarten: Fundamentals/Credits


  • Though the game is largely different from its predecessors, the "Explore the Garden with CJ & Edison" activity is heavily based on Hopsalot's Garden, almost to the point of using some of the same sprites.
  • Eleanor's nickname is "Ellie", which is mentioned in the printable newspaper.






  1. Vivendi Universal Publishing. Jumpstart Advanced™, Next Generation of Grade-based Software, Now Available From Knowledge Adventure®. Archived on May 10, 2004. Retrieved on September 20, 2019.
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