Because I have young kids I try a lot of educational games because in the end I think it’s a relatively cheap way to trick them into learning. I don’t think it’s exclusive nor that it should be used all day (In fact I only let my ids use these devices for short periods and not every day) but when they’re good they’re worth gold. And JumpStart Preschool for Windows Phones is gold.  There are lot of mini-games and they stretch across various degrees of difficulty to make for a ton of educational entertainment.

Here’s the official description:

JumpStart Preschool® is an app designed for little hands and big imaginations! Your preschooler is invited to join Frankie the Dog on a magical learning adventure that will show just how fun learning can be. With 15 games designed to teach more than 10 math, pre-reading and critical thinking skills for school, this app is the perfect tool to keep your preschooler learning on the go. After all, there’s no stopping a kid with a JumpStart!®

Some of the Included Games:

— Storybook: Flip through the pages of the story book as the words are read aloud.

— Bug Catcher: Practice colors, shapes, number recognition and counting while searching for the perfect wiggly creatures to complete the collection!

— Present Search: Follow the directions and listen closely to the hints to discover which of the cuddly pets is hiding a special prize!

— Matching Duckies: Use memory to match the quacking ducks and uncover a special message!

— Barnyard Fun: Master upper and lowercase letters with the help of the friendly barnyard cows!

As an added bonus, your preschooler will earn a secret code that will unlock a special prize at www.JumpStart.com, an online world of learning!

The JumpStart® brand is trusted by over 30 million parents.

For preschool kids and even younger there are enough games and variables to make this game really stand out. It’s $3 and there’s no trial but even with that in mind I highly recommend it to anyone with a preschool aged child.

This is also an iPhone app at the same price.

You can find it here in the Windows Phone Marketplace.

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