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ZOOM JumpStart Typing
$9.95 (WinXP/2000/Vista) (Jewel Case) (JUMPTYPEPJ)
$14.95 (Win98/Me/XP/2000/Mac) (Retail Box) (JUMPTYPEDR)
Older version; works on Mac - see below for exact system requirements

Knowledge Adventure


Ages: 7 to 10

Typing Preparedness Program for 2nd Grade through 5th Grade

Typing is an essential skill in today's computer-oriented world. By learning correct typing technique at an early age, kids have a valuable skill that they can apply throughout life. Designed specifically for kids, JumpStart Typing gives your child this critical technological edge with a product that's fun to play and easy to use.

How We Teach Your Child to Type

JumpStart Typing applies the award-winnign approach of the JumpStart Learning System to teach correct typing technique. Designed specificaly for kids ages 7-10, the product combines arcade-style game play and challenging activities with timed typing lessons and technique movies to offer a comprehensive typing experience.

Step 1 Take a special diagnostic test to determine your base typing ability. Exclusive technology automatically adjusts the product to match the avilities of each individual user.

Step 2 Watch full-color movie clips that teach correct hand placement, posture, and more.

Step 3 Participate in over 30 timed typing lessons using color-coded keys and animated computer hands to demonstrate correct typing technique.

Step 4 Build typing proficiency in five extreme sport events, including rock climbing, skateboarding, soccer, and snowboarding. Adjustable difficulty levels ensure constant challenge and variety.

Help Botley Save the Competition!

Professor Sparks, along with his robot pal, Botley, has just completed work on the galaxy's first Interplanetary Stadium for Extreme Typing. Just as the games are ready to begin, bratty little Polly Sparks locks the head coach of the Sparks' Dream Team in the Trophy Room. Earn the seven power cards you need to unlock the door by practicing your typing skills in extreme keyboarding events like snowboarding, soccer, and rock climbing. Free the coach in time, and the team has a chance. Hurry, Botley needs your help.

Trail Blazer. Help the snowboarder race down Mount Keys by typing the correct letter or letter combination. Jump, zigzag, and tear through the course while avoiding dangerous obstacles like moguls, tree stumps, and even polar bears.

Keyboard Kicks. Compete against the Galaxy Gladiators in a game of table-top foosball. Move your team around the field by typing letters, and try to score ten points before your opponent does.

Keyboarding Training Center. Start your mission in the Keyboard training Center, where you can take special diagnostic tests, participate in over 30 lessons and watch technique movies on correct hand placement, proper posture and more.

Cliff Hanger. Help Botley climb the mega mountain. Type your way to the top while avoiding obstacles like wall crawlers, banana peels and green slime.

Roller Racing. Skate your way through a fun-filled obstacle course while practicing your typing. Jump and duck your way through hurdles and other obstructions while avoiding the Trickster's mischievous pranks.

The Fans Are Wild. Help cheer the team on by completing a special speed typing puzzle. Type the correct letters and uncover secret key combinations to flip the fan cards, then watch the stands go wild as you succesfully complete the message.

Requirements for Newer Version

Windows Vista, XP, 2000, Pentium II 300Mhz, 128MB RAM, 25MB HD Space, 640x480 display, 16-bit color, Windows-compatible sound card & speakers, 12X CD-ROM Drive.

Requirements for Older Version

Requirements: Windows 98/Me/2000/XP, Pentium 233MHz or higher, 12x CD-ROM drive, 64MB RAM , 100MB available on hard drive, 16Bit color , Windows-compatible sound card, 640x480 screen resolution, mouse.

Requires Windows 95 compatibility mode, 640x480 with 256 colors to run properly on Windows XP.

Requirements: Macintosh OS 8.6, 9.2.1, 10.1.2 , 16x CD-ROM drive, 64MB RAM, 100MB available on hard drive,16Bit color , 640x480 screen resolution, mouse.

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