Tuesday, August 25, 2009
My four year old son loves playing video games. The only problem is that the video games were just a form of entertainment and not educational, that is until now. JumpStart Pet Rescue is a new Wii video game that is not only fun, but also very educational. It is the first education video game on the Wii system for it's age group.
JumpStart Pet Rescue starts off with your child creating their own character to what they want it to look like. You then can start your missions to rescue the lost pets and take care of them by washing them, feeding them, and teaching them new tricks. The more missions you complete the more pets you rescue.
Sounds like fun doesn't it? It is, but it is also very educational. Along the way in missions you visit the learning center where you child learns matching, numbers, letters, colors, and much more.
My son loves to play it and plays it every day. Not only does he have a character on it, but so does my 5 year old niece and even my 15 year old daughter who enjoys playing it as much as the younger kids. One of my sons favorite part of the games is the theater where there is songs that play, like 5 Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed. He loves watching all the different songs and sings along with them.
JumpStart Pet Rescue uses the Wii remote to control the characters. Aidan found it really easy to use the remote and because it's cordless it allowed him to move around the family room while playing instead of being stuck sitting in one spot the whole time.
JumpStart Pet Rescue is rated "Early Childhood" by the ESRB and is designed for children ages 3 to 6. It has over 30 games and adventures, over 50 learning lessons, and over 75 fundamental skills in it. Release date for this game is September 1st at Walmart and September 2nd to Best buy, Sam's Club, Fry's, and other retail stores. The price for JumpStart Pet Rescue is only $39.99 which is a great price as most video games run way over $50.
I think JumpStart Pet Rescue is definitely the best video game for preschooler. For more information about JumpStart Pet Rescue go to http://www.jumpstart.com/aboutus/wii.aspx.
The wonderful people at JumpStart are holding a contest and giving away 25 copies of JumpStart Pet Rescue. If you would like a chance to win one for your kids simply click here and leave a comment telling them your best covert parenting tactics like how you get your kids to eat their veggies or brush their teeth.