Title:  Jump-start:  Kindergarten Reading
Overall Rating:  A-
Source:   Knowledge Adventure
Playing Time:  1 hour
Date:   1996
Cost: $ 19.99  https://secure.adventure.co m/store/#jumpstart
Number of Players:  one
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed:   NA
Subject Area: Reading  (phonics, word building, and writing)
Objectives:   To develop basic reading skills, such as phonics, word recognition, and rhyming, in kindergarten school age children.
Brief Description:  Children travel to different place, i.e. a city, the Arctic, Mexico, where they find objects beginning with certain letter and sounds, complete rhyming sentences, and play games where they have to match lettered objects with the letter a character asks for.
Entry Capabilities Required:  The player would have to know their letters and the sounds they make.  Player would also have to know how to use a mouse.

Rating: (1-5) 5 good  1 bad and why?

Strong Points:  This software is very fun to play.  The games and activities are very interesting and relevant to the subject matter.  The colors and animation are very eye catching.  Children with laugh while they are learning when using this software.
Weak Points:   When using this software it is sometimes hard to understand exactly what is being asked because it is hard to hear.  In the games, matching the pictures can confuse the child if they are not exactly sure what it is, which will result in making them frustrated and not want to go on.
Reviewer:  Jill Haggett
Position:  Undergraduate student (elementary education and psychology)
Date:   18  September 1998
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.