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Product Features

  • The multiple approaches to learning Spanish help children learn basic vocabulary, while giving them a fun set of games to play
  • Games and activities expose children to Spanish vocabulary, phrases, culture and music
  • Your children will have the bilingual head start they need for higher grades and better learning -- thanks to JumpStart!

System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows XP, Mac
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • ASIN: B000083JY8
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 20, 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,196 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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From the Manufacturer

JumpStart Spanish is the complete Spanish preparedness program for kids. Designed especially for young children, JumpStart Spanish offers a simple, age-appropriate introduction to Spanish. This product uses the JumpStart award-winning teaching approach to expose your child to Spanish vocabulary, phrases, culture and music in a friendly atmosphere that relates to your child’s everyday surroundings. JumpStart gives your child the foundation he needs to succeed later in life. There’s no better time to get your child off to a bilingual head start in today’s multicultural world and there’s no stopping a kid with a JumpStart!

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JumpStart Spanish is the simple and age-appropriate tool for helping children learn Spanish!

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars JumpStart Spanish a winner July 14, 2004
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My 5 year old loves her new JumpStart Spanish program. She has learned to count in spanish and her colors so far. Very fun games and rewards. She is really picking things up fast. We have not had any real computer problems, it has locked up once, but that has happened on other software as well. The sound works well. For the price I would recommend this as a beginning spanish program.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Software is not great March 30, 2004
My daughter uses this software at pre-school and she enjoyed it, so we bought it for our home computer. Although she thinks it is fun, I really do not see that she is learning much Spanish from it (for that, try DORA) She enjoys the games more than the learning aspect of it. My problem with the software is that it always seems to malfunction. It "sticks" and every now & then the sound just does not work. My daughters teacher said they have the same problems with the software they use in her school. Based on that, I would only give this an average rating.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed with pronunciation October 16, 2005
By Nina
I was disappointed with the American accent of the characters' voices - they should have used native speakers. I am a native speaker of Latin American Spanish and prefer Kidspeak software - even though it teaches the European Spanish pronuciation.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
By Mrs. C
I am a special education teacher for bilingual preschoolers who often have language and cognitive delays. This software allows me to start them off exclusively in Spanish and introduce English at a pace they are comfortable with. The fact they understand what is going on makes a big difference for them. I have also used this for my own son, as a way to help him reinforce his second language. I would highly recommend it for any preschooler.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Software has problems with audio September 26, 2003
By A Customer
This looks like it could be a very beneficial product. It installed easily on Windows 2000 and some audio works- there is music playing and a rabbit that speaks, but when pointing or clicking on items in a room, the text pops up in spanish but there is no audio to pronounce the word. This is a problem unless the parent speaks spanish and intends to sit at the computer the entire time and pronounce the words for them. Tech support was prompt but not helpful. Product info doesn't list Windows 2000 as an operating system for this product, but it is listed on the cd itself.
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20 of 27 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Software glitches with the sound January 26, 2004
By A Customer
I had to go to the web site for the makers of this and find out why the sound often didn't work. It turned out you had to turn the volume indicator higher and also the background music off in the exact way the web site said or it wouldn't work...this means, we had no Spanish sound for every activity and every time my son who just learned to read English would put the cursor/mouse of a picture only a written Spanish word would show up and not the word said out loud through our computer speakers. I resent how so many children's software are not tested enough before being sold to us. We pay our hard earned money for these and are trying to teach our kids with them, but instead I got to have a frustrated son who didn't want to learn Spanish at all. Now that I got the settings corrected (and i hope that is all that is wrong!) I still may not be able to convince my son to bother with this game, after all the pain and frustration we went through just to get it working decently.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It isn't working on XP November 1, 2003
On the case it says it's compatable with XP, but I can not get it to work on my computer. QuickTime seems to be an issue. It's been very frustrating. It does work on windows 98, unfortunately the new computer are mostly XP now. The kids do like it, but I'm very dissappointed with the XP problem.
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1.0 out of 5 stars do not sale anymore July 13, 2014
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This software should not be sold due to most systems are not recognizing this software.
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