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JumpStart Kindergarten: Why Did the Bus Stop? is a JumpStart video released on VHS in 1999. The video is approximately forty-six minutes long (despite the box saying it is thirty minutes long).

The game JumpStart Learning Games: Phonics is based on this video.


Hopsalot, a kindergarten teacher, takes five of his students, Bebop, Roquefort, Jack, Boo Boo Bunny, and Brie, on a bus ride to different locations. During the trip, the students try to figure out why the bus stops by looking and listening to find clues around them. At each stop, the students also learn about other various concepts. They learn about time at the JumpStart Train Station, vowels at the farm, and rhyming words at the firehouse.



Educational Concepts

  • Counting
  • Quantities
  • Pre-Reading
  • The Five Senses
  • Telling Time
  • Shapes
  • Safety


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