Jay Jay the Jet Plane is a 6-year-old airplane and the star of his own PBS Kids show. In his computer debut, he and his fellow animated aircraft try to save the ailing Sparkleberry Tree.
How to Play
In order to save the tree, Jay Jay and friends must travel around the Pangabula Island to collect things that can help the tree. By playing games, the airplanes collect clean air, water, plant food, fresh soil, sunlight, and a secret ingredient to help the tree grow. The games focus on teaching youngsters about letter recognition, alphabetical order, spelling, colors, shapes, following directions, and music. Kids catch the plant food particles by collecting specimens starting with the requested letter, direct a helicopter through smoggy mazes to find clean air, and mix soil by selecting from colored silos.
7 Games to Explore
There are seven games in all, and each has three levels of difficulty. Not only will kids learn early reading skills, but the Sparkleberry Tree teaches kids about nature as well.
This program is cute, but it doesn’t provide help when a child is struggling—a feature found in top-notch software. Nevertheless, Jay Jay provides a supportive environment in which to learn.
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