Apps

Brain School (App)

LearningRx Reviews the Brain School App Reviewed by Wendy What it is: This fun brain games app offers 20 games and more than 100 levels of play. Some of the games include Music Lessons, Roman History, Magic Hats, Shape Math and Plastic Puzzle. You can check your improvement in “mental agility” daily and get progress… read more

7 Little Words

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: 7 Little Words is a word-game app that uses clues to hint at seven words segmented into two or more letters per tile. For example, the clue “meowing pet” tells you that the solution has eight letters. When you look at the tiles below the clues, you’d choose these… read more

Paint Tower! LearningRx Review

Reviewed by Wendy  What it is: If you’re looking to build visual processing, this app has got you covered! The basic concept is simple: stack a tower of pieces from the top down with the number of blocks you’re given. It sounds simple, until you realize that each piece affects the tower’s balance! Add too… read more

Merged! LearningRx Review

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: If you’re looking to build visual processing, the game app Merged! is easy to understand without being boring. You simply turn and place the pieces on the board to get them into groups of three. Sometimes there is a single die and sometimes it’s like a domino with two… read more

Word Stack

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: This word-association app is billed as good for people who love crosswords, word search or hangman. You create a stack of words by associating them as synonyms or antonyms, because they create compound words or just because they’re related somehow (e.g., five and seven are both numbers). Brain Benefits:… read more

Puzzledom

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: [From the Google app store]: “A collection of the best and most addictive logic puzzles with minimalism graphics and unique level design. Puzzledom merged best puzzles like Connect, Blocks, Rolling Ball and Escape, which are easy to learn and fun to master into one game collection.” Brain Benefits: Visual… read more

Word Cookies App Review

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: The aim of this word puzzle game is to find all the hidden words. They can be vertical, horizontal, diagonal or backwards. Simply swipe your finger over a word to select it. Brain Benefits: attention, sound blending, visual processing, memory, phonemic awareness What I love: My 12-year-old daughter loves… read more

PBS Kids

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: An educational but fun website for young kids (ages 3 to 5 or so) offering more than 150 games, plus storybooks, printables, videos, recipes and activities. The site offers some of the most popular PBS cartoon characters as themes throughout the various activities. Brain Benefits: Numerical fluency, problem solving,… read more

Braingle

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: I’ve always loved brain teasers, word puzzles, optical illusions, trivia and the like. My dad was an English major and later became a writer, so we’ve always geeked out on stuff like this together. He bought me a subscription to Games magazine and I remember taking turns yelling out spoonerisms… read more

2048

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: [iTunes store description] Join the numbers and get to the 2048 tile! Swipe to move all tiles. When two tiles with the same number touch, they merge into one. Get to the 2048 tile, and reach a high score! Brain Benefits: visual processing, attention, planning, strategy What I love: Sudoku fans will probably… read more