Train Your Brain!
These brain training games are wonderful for helping your child reach their learning potential. They offer a fun opportunity improve their ability in areas such as attention/focus, memory, reasoning, and problem solving skills. As they play the games, the student learns to think ahead, plan and strategize based on different potential outcomes, focus their attention in specified ways, and improve their memory. They will learn how to use different areas of their brain, including those associated with visual/spatial manipulation, reasoning, and cognition.
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This game is actually a collection of mini-games which help improve different areas such as attention, dexterity, language, memory, and reasoning. There are many games to choose from, all of which are incredibly fun to play. Best of all, the games adapt to the level of the player, increasing the speed and difficulty accordingly. Plus the player gets to earn points, high scores, all with the encouragement of a friendly robot (and petbots too)! Check it out!
In this fun puzzle game, the student has a cup filled with balls that they must navigate to the bottom of the screen by removing the blocks that are holding up the cup. The pieces must be removed piece by piece, and the challenge is to keep the balls from spilling out of the cup. The more balls you have left, the higher the score! The brain training aspect of this game is that it challenges students to use their visual spatial skills as well as planning and problem solving skills. For example, they must determine what sort of outcomes will result from their choices (i.e. how one removed block will affect the others). The beautiful colors of the balls and blocks, as well as the excitement factor of trying to keep the cup of balls from spilling over are both great ways to engage students with ADD/ADHD. Take a look!
This puzzle game may be simple, but it is very fun and challenging! Students are given a grid filled with different colors of dots. They must connect the same colored dots to each other, making a path that is also the same color. Sounds easy, right? But here comes the tricky part-no path of one color can cross over the path of another color. This requires the student to plan their moves ahead, because points are awarded for the fewest number of moves. Brain training skills that are utilized in this game are visual spatial skills, as well as planning and problem solving skills. And as the student improves their abilities (forming new neural connections in their brain) the levels become more challenging. This higher level of difficulty includes more colored dots, larger grids, and even different shaped grids. Get started playing!
Roll the Ball
This is a puzzle game where the student will need to rearrange puzzle pieces so that they form a pathway. Once the pathway is formed, they can ‘roll the ball’ through the path. The trick to this game is that some of the puzzle pieces cannot be moved, requiring more thoughtful planning and strategizing. The student will be rewarded for their efforts, earning more points when they complete the puzzles with less moves. Another fun twist (pun intended) is that some of the pathway pieces have sharp curves and turns, especially as the levels get harder. Roll the Ball trains the brain in visual-spatial skills and problem solving/planning skills. Get rolling!