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Software Review:    JumpStart Baby Deluxe 2001

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This promising “lapware” program is an all-new version of JumpStart Baby. Knowledge Adventure has done an excellent job updating the program with responsive activities and new-fangled options. 

An animated teddy bear is baby’s host for 9 bright activities, all accessible from the main screen that features Teddy’s “toys”. Selecting his toy telephone, for example, triggers an adorable video-telephone game that allows kids to ring animated characters and watch as they answer the phone. This video-phone is special not only because children can press an ABC button and watch an alphabet video, but also because parents can import photos, audio, and even video of special people in baby’s life. Thus, children can watch and listen as Mommy’s personalized message appears on the phone! 

Many parents might not be ready for the Connect-and-Play feature (that allows remote users to play the game with babies via the Internet) just yet, but it is certainly a unique option. This is a well thought-out product.

 

Pros:
  • Appropriate, fun activities
  • Responsive game-play

 

Cons:
  • Babies and many young toddlers may not make the connection between keyboard taps and action onscreen. 

 

For Win/Mac By: Knowledge Adventure    Published: 2001
 

 

Our Rating:

A

To Buy this CD-ROM:

Buy JumpStart Baby 2000 at Amazon.com

 Reviewed June 2001                                                                                                    Comments? Email us.
 
 


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