logic and reasoning

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

A MightyGirl Blog

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: “The world’s largest collection of books, toys and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls.” Brain Benefits: because the site has information across multiple platforms (books, toys, movies, etc.), the brain benefits are nearly endless! What I love: This site is a nice one-stop-shop for “girl-power” parenting advice, book releases, movies, toys and… read more

Squigz

Reviewed by Katie What it is: [from Fat Brain Toys product description] Squigz are fun little suckers! Apply pressure to two Squigz. Air rushes out and the fun rushes in! Connecting to each other and to any solid, non-porous surface – Squigz are a species all their own. They flex. They stick. They suck people into creativity. Brain… read more