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LearningRx Reviews the Puzzle Fuzzle App

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: Part Picasso part MacGuyver, this app has you solve puzzles by disassembling pictures and reassembling the pieces to create the named object. Brain Benefits: logic & reasoning, visual processing, attention What I love: There are 324 levels to this game so you’re bound to hit some good challenges, but… read more

LearningRx Reviews the Exploratorium Website

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: Exploratorium is actually a public learning laboratory in San Francisco, but the website itself also helps kids, teens and adults explore the world through science, art and human perception. Brain Benefits: logic & reasoning, visual processing, working memory, auditory processing, attention What I love: The website has more than… read more

LearningRx Reviews Trivial Pursuit Family Edition Board Game

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: This traditional trivia game pits kids against adults with two separate sets of cards. Players move around the board collecting different colored pieces of “pie” to fill their game piece before their opponents. Brain Benefits: attention, logic & reasoning, memory What I love: I grew up playing Trivial Pursuit… read more

LearningRx Reviews Boggle for Reading Help

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: Part word search, part scrabble, Boggle is a fun, fast-paced game that has you scrambling to find more words than your opponent. Brain Benefits: attention, sound blending, segmenting, processing speed, auditory processing, visual processing What I love: Other than Scrabble, Boggle was my favorite game growing up. It’s a… read more

LearningRx Reviews Rubik’s Race Game

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: Similar to the Rubik’s Cube, this two-player game allows players to compete head to head to be the first to match the pattern on their side to what’s on the scrambler. Brain Benefits: attention, logic & reasoning, strategy, planning, visual processing, processing speed What I love: I grew up… read more

LearningRx Reviews Catch Phrase Game

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: This electronic version of the TV show has players giving clues to their teammates to help them guess the word or phrase on the screen. The first team to reach 7 points wins. Brain Benefits: attention, logic & reasoning, auditory processing, memory, processing speed What I love: This is… read more

LearningRx Reviews Tynker Coding Website

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: Tynker is a learn-to-code website that was named the No. 1 coding platform for kids. The site uses visual code blocks that represent real programming concepts (like “walk” and “jump” and “start”). Brain Benefits: attention, visual processing, sound manipulation, memory, logic & reasoning, auditory processing, math skills What I… read more

LearningRx Reviews Wonder

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: This book by R.J. Palacio was #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. It’s about Auggie Pullman, a boy with a facial deformity, and how he copes with making friends in fifth grade. There are other spin-off books, including “Auggie & Me” and “We’re All Wonders.” Brain Benefits:… read more

LearningRx Reviews the GameHouse Website

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: GameHouse is a website offering tons of free games that don’t require you to download anything. Brain Benefits: word attack, sound blending, attention, sound analysis, visual processing, sound manipulation, memory, segmenting and auditory processing What I love: If you’ve read any of my previous reviews, you know I love… read more

LearningRx Reviews The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: One of a series of seven books in the Chronicles of Narnia series, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” is such a staple for readers of all ages that many schools make it required reading. The C.S. Lewis book follows four siblings as they venture into the land… read more