Preparing for Allergy Season

Springtime weather allows us to do so many outdoor activities with our children. Unfortunately, as all those lovely plants start to bloom, they make our families’ seasonal allergies act up. These allergies can really put a damper on all our great spring family plans. Our children can get grumpy on outings with their watery eyes . We just want to sleep. It feels like the family is forced to stay inside! While we cannot cure our bouts with hay fever, there are some tricks for keeping the family as fresh as possible during pollen season:


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A Treasure of Petz Await You DownTown

Looking for a new playful companion? The Petz store just received a shipment of brand new pals to accompany you on all your JumpStart adventures! We have a large selection of friends to choose from that includes robots, owls, ninjas and much more! Read on to see some of the special Petz that have arrived with our huge St. Patty’s Day makeover!

Olexei, the Wise Owl


Owls are known to be filled with wisdom. Take this Pet along with you while completing challenging games like Lucky Ducky. He might not give you any answers, but he will give you the confidence to earn your best scores!

Sea Biscuit, the Land-Dwelling Seahorse

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Sea Biscuit may be timid around the Beach and the Boardwalk, but he is an expert on the racetrack. Bring him with you to SpeedDrome for good luck in games like DuneBuggy Racer!

Snaps, the Hungry Plant


If you are a chef in training, then you have to go with Snaps. With its pointy teeth, this Venus Flytrap knows a thing or two about a good meal.

Reginald, the Regal Robot


Our scientists at the state-of-the-art laboratories in FutureLand worked hard to make Reginald the most adorable thing you can imagine. Not to mention, he wears a suit so you know he’s futuristic AND fancy!

Domenico, the Teenage Turtle


Domenico is just your typical teen turtle. He enjoys pizza, skateboarding, and getting the highest scores at the Boardwalk’s Arcade.

Brody, the Courageous Cow


Do you enjoy completing missions in AdventureLand? Brody is the perfect match to your courageous attitude.

Sly, the Sneaky Ninja


Sly is the perfect Pet for the Jumpee prankster. Just be careful: you never know when he might sneak up on you!

Paige, the Bookworm Panda


Whenever Paige gets out of school, she always heads to StoryLand to read as many books as she can. All that knowledge definitely comes in handy while trying to complete Ivy’s quests.

Ginger, the Stale Cookie


We found poor Ginger as we were moving our Winter Theme back into storage. She is a sweetheart and deserves a great friend like you!

Roughhouse, the Riled-Up Rottweiler


Roughhouse has a TON of energy and will keep you company in JumpStart day and night. He never gets tired!

Theta, the Serious Scout


Theta does not joke around when it comes to a little competition. Bring her along to all your games at the Sport Arena to help you stay motivated.

Toadstool, the Giving Mushroom


Toadstool is the most loyal Pet DownTown. He will do everything to cheer you up when you are having a bad day.

Mech, the Metallic Dinosaur


Mech was created from a FutureLand experiment to bring back dinosaurs. Think of him as a Dino 2.0 with cool powers regular Dinosaurs do not even have!

Timber, the Powerful Tiki


Timber has more power over JumpStart than any of us can even comprehend. Thankfully, he channels all of that energy into being the best Jumpee pal he can be!

Lamby, the Black Lamb


Lamby is the ultimate snuggle buddy. Cozy up to it after a long day playing your favorite games.

Murry, the Mischievous Monkey


Murry often teams up with Sly to pull off hilarious pranks around JumpStart. Purchase them together and you will have quite the jokesters in your Neighborhood.

Grayson, the Smoky Cat


Grayson blends in well with the foggy streets of Windy Hollows, but he also keeps close tabs on the locations of all our Charms. He is the perfect assistant to all of JumpStart’s wizards.

These are only a few of brand new Petz to arrive DownTown! Make sure to keep earning Gold Coins so you can purchase one of these upbeat little pals before we run out of stock!

National Heart Month: Adding Cardio Activities to Your Routine

Since February is National Heart Month, now is a great time to think about how to keep your heart healthy. Aerobic (otherwise known as cardio) exercises help our circulatory systems stay strong. Doing regular cardio exercises has proven to help strengthen the heart’s ability to pump blood through your body and reduce your blood pressure. We know that making a habit of doing cardio activities can be a struggle, so we came up with some easy activities to begin your cardio workout plan.

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Frankie’s Valentine’s Day Extravaganza: Valentine’s Day Mailbox

We are on Day Four of Frankie’s Valentine’s Day Extravaganza, and only TWO more days from February 14th! Today, Kisha has an art project that will help you keep all your Valentine’s treats in one place. We all know Kisha has the hippest fashion sense this side of DownTown, so you know she will teach you how to make something incredibly stylish!

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February Activities: Throwing a Valentine’s Day Bash!

As far as children’s holidays are concerned, Valentine’s Day can often be overlooked albeit the festivity that surrounds this February day. However, it is important to remember the true meaning of the day isn’t just about eating tons of chocolate, it’s about teaching your children about friendship and showing their gratitude towards others. This holiday is a great opportunity to celebrate those you love most at home by throwing a Valentine’s Day party for your children and their friends. Here are some great tips for throwing a Valentine’s Day hangout that can be both fun and educational.

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Love Is in the Air at JumpStart

As the weather gets warmer and Valentine’s Day approaches, JumpStart says goodbye to snow and hello to hearts! Now that winter has passed, we are ready to celebrate February with a brand-new theme! Do you know what that means? New FunZones have popped up in MainStreet, DownTown, and the BoardWalk!

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JumpStart Update: What Do You Think of These New Characters?


Happy Friday, Jumpeez! We have a BIG afternoon surprise for you! Our game creators are putting a lot of thought into a possibly new JumpStart game and have want your opinion on these two elves as characters for it! What do you think about them? Let us know what kind of character you want to represent your new game?


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