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The twelve interactive play areas cover math, telling time, science, language arts, and art. There is even a special tutor mode that pops up when children are having difficulty.
This multi-subject learning program is best for early 1st or pre-1st graders who enjoy simple learning and skill building activities and who do not become easily bored with repetitive activities.
Some success can be achieved just by letting the student explore the program without supervision, but many areas will likely be missed. Furthermore, many of the exercises can be successfully completed just by random guessing until the right answer is accidentally clicked, fooling the game into thinking that the student really learned the material. It will then "graduate" the student to a higher level and, effectively, to more confusion. Knowledge Adventure could have added intuitive capabilities, whereby it measures the amount of effort required for the child to finally get the answer right, then calculate whether or not the student is ready to move on. Still, the program is a very effective learning tool for first-graders, as long as the parent or teacher recognizes that he/she must supervise and guide the child. JumpStart First Grade is not a baby sitter, but it's a winner in the edutainment department.