JumpStart Reading for Kindergartners is a subject-based JumpStart game released by Knowledge Adventure in 1996. It focuses on a kindergarten reading curriculum.

Hopsalot wants to find the lost Carrot Patch treasure. The player can visit Hopsalot's family and friends and play games to help him find it.


  • Hopsalot
  • Hopsalot's Grandpa - He lives in the bayou and enjoys telling stories.
  • Hopsalot's Grandma - She lives in the far north and coaches a hockey team of penguins.
  • Gracie - Hopsalot's big sister. She lives in the southwest and makes pinatas.
  • Romulus - Hopsalot's cousin. He lives on a ranch with cows.
  • Flash - Hopsalot's cousin. He lives on the beach and loves to surf.
  • Bebop - An old friend of Hopsalot. He lives in the big city and plays a horn.
  • Einstein - Grandpa's pet egret.
  • Crazylegs - A monkey who is friends with Flash.


  • Play in Hopsalot's burrow.
  • Help Einstein deliver mail to Grandpa.
  • Play a game of hockey with a team of penguins.
  • Break pinatas with Sister Gracie.
  • Make words on Romulus' farm.
  • Help Flash win the surf race.
  • Help Bebop finish the lyrics to his songs.


Educational Concepts

  • Phonics
  • Rhyming
  • Word-building
  • Sentence-building

Re-releases / Bundles

In 1999, JumpStart Reading for Kindergartners and its first grade and second grade counterparts were packaged and sold together as the JumpStart Learn to Read bundle.






  1. Knowledge Adventure. What's New. Archived on May 1, 1998. Retrieved on September 17, 2019.
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