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Did anyone else spend their childhood playing those educational Jumpstart computer games? One of my friends mentioned them today, and it took me on a massive nostalgia trip, haha. I had Jumpstart Kindergarten, First Grade, First Grade Reading, Second Grade Math, Fifth Grade, and Typing.
I was a Carmen Sandiego kid. I had Where in Space is Carmen Sandiego? on floppies and the slick late-'90s remake of Where in Time on CD. Time was cooler (for Carmen Sandiego, at least), but Space was the better game and made me feel like a badass space detective.
We didn't have Jumpstart games but I played quite a few other learning games growing up. My school used these Typing teaching games that I really loved as a kid. Ones where the faster you typed the quicker your characters would move throughout the level. Also played Magic Schoolbus and Carmen Sandiego at friends houses. I never could play them at our house because our family computer was so old, and so underpowered that it would take like 10 minutes to even turn on and like 8 to open any software once it was on... Those were the days...
As a kid, I used to have Jumpstart Kindergarten (1998), Jumpstart 1st Grade (1995), and Jumpstart Numbers. My elementary school had Jumpstart Typing, and the daycare I used to go to had Jumpstart Around the World.