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Signing Time DVD Series

LearningRx Reviews Signing Time DVDs Reviewed by Wendy What it is: The Signing Time video series teaches children of all ages and abilities (even babies!) to communicate using American Sign Language through original songs, music, videos and animation. It’s an incredibly effective way to increase communication in babies and toddler and cut down on tantrums. Brain… read more

Brainilis

LearningRx Reviews Brainilis Smart Phone App Reviewed by Wendy What it is: Brainilis is a free, fun brain game app that lets you work on cognitive skills. Since there are three difficulty levels for each game, it’s appropriate for kids and adults. Brain Benefits: logic & reasoning, attention, memory, processing speed, visual processing, math skills What I love:… read more

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

Tabletopics

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: TABLETOPICS are boxed sets of cards to get conversations started. They have countless versions: for families, for dinner parties, to go, Girls Night Out, Couples, Not Your Moms Dinner Party, Teens and more. One side has a question, such as “What’s your ideal vacation spot?” and the other side has an… read more

Discovery Kids

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: An online kids’ site based on similar themes from the Discovery Channel (nature, animals, sports, science, etc.). The site is divided into videos, games, explore, shop and “Brave Wilderness,” the latter of which is a channel that introduces kids to animals and various adventures. Brain Benefits: The games on… 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

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

Henry and Mudge Book Series Review

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: (from the publisher’s website): Henry and his big dog, Mudge, star in this award-winning series that has introduced millions of beginning readers to the joys of reading. Henry and Mudge do everything together. When Mudge gets scared, Henry stays by his side. When Henry gets scared, Mudge licks him!… 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

FIRST Science and Technology Programs

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) is a nonprofit offering a collection of programs created to encourage kids and teens to participate more in science and technology. The four main programs are FIRST LEGO League (grades 4-8), FIRST LEGO League Jr. (ages 6 to 10), FIRST… read more