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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 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 That’s It! Game

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: This family-friendly card game is very easy to play and really fun! The box has 200 cards, 12 tokes and the rules (which are simple). Brain Benefits: attention, auditory processing, logic & reasoning, processing speed What I love: My husband and I played this a couple weeks ago with… read more

Sushi Go!

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: (From the manufacturer) Pass the sushi! In this fast-playing card game, the goal is to grab the best combination of sushi dishes as they whiz by. Score points for making the most maki rolls or for collecting a full set of sashimi. Dip your favorite nigiri in wasabi to… read more

Fat Brain Toys

What it is: Fat Brain Toys website dedicated to selling quality toys that educate and entertain. Brain Benefits: This online store offers toys to help with a variety of special needs. There’s an entire section called Special Needs Resource Center that offers categories of toys based on the feedback from customers whose children with special… read more

Monopoly

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: (Amazon description) “Build your fortune as you buy, sell and trade the world’s most famous properties. It’s classic Monopoly fun! Take a ride on Reading Railroad, build a house on Baltic Avenue, or buy up the whole neighborhood — it’s your turn to get rich! You’ll take a spin… read more

LearningRx Reviews the 2017 Smart Mom’s Toy Box – the BEST Brainy Toys for the Whole Family

What it is: 2017 Smart Mom’s Toy Box Brain Benefits: logic & reasoning, visual processing, attention, auditory processing, memory, processing speed What We Love: Every year this annual list of brain-boosting toys helps parents mine some gems from the thousands of toys lining the shelves at the big-box stores. This year’s list is particularly fun because it contains… 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

Parcheesi

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: Billed as “the royal game of India,” Parcheesi is old family board game that is still sold today. Supposedly, the game was first played in the United States in the late 1860s, but I remember it being really popular during my childhood (1970s and 1980s). The object is to… read more