logic and reasoning

LearningRx Reviews the Word Trip App

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: This fun app provides on-the-go fun for word lovers. Just stich together the letters to form words of varying lengths. Brain Benefits: logic & reasoning, visual processing, attention, sound blending, segmenting What I love: My daughter (14) is addicted to this game. One night she asked me to help… read more

LearningRx Reviews Sudoku.com App

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: The classic Japanese puzzle game is now available in the form of an app. Brain Benefits: logic & reasoning, visual processing, attention, processing speed What I love: I’ve always loved Sudoku because it’s surprisingly simplistic but also challenging. My dad used to mail me the Sudokus from his local… read more

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 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

LearningRx Reviews Magnetic Tangrams Book

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: This book of tangram puzzles comes with seven colorful magnetic pieces that can be used to create 360 different objects, like animals, boats, people and geometric figures. Brain Benefits: visual processing, logic & reasoning, attention What I love: If you do a lot of road trips, commuting or just… read more

LearningRx Shreveport Reviews Connect 4!

What It Is: Connect 4 is like a new take on the classic game Tic-Tac-Toe, except that your aim is to get four in a row instead of three. The appearance of the game is a bright blue table top stand and equally colorful red and yellow discs. It is a two player game and… read more

TED-Ed

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: Based on the famous TEDx programs for adults, TED-Ed is a website by and for youth and teachers. The site features a mix of real videos and animation explaining complicated questions in easy-to-understand ways with plenty of visuals. Brain Benefits: These videos are designed to help kids and teens… read more

The LEGO Ideas Book

Reviewed by: Wendy What it is: The LEGO Ideas Book From the Lego website: Open the inspiration-packed LEGO® Ideas Book and break out the bricks! With over 500 fan-submitted building ideas, this colorful creation collection is sure to unlock every imagination. Brain Benefits: Using the book to help create pieces with loose bricks (and possibly… 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