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LearningRx Reviews Word Hookup App

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: This fun word-building app challenges you to connect letters with paths to make words—but you have to take a path that covers the entire board! Brain Benefits: visual processing, sound blending, segmenting, logic & reasoning, attention What I love: This game goes beyond the standard “rearrange the letters to… read more

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 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 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

LearningRx Reviews the DuoLingo App

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: This free language-learning apps uses simple tutorials to improve your communication skills and learn basic words and phrases. The app helps you practice speaking, reading, listening and writing in other languages. Brain Benefits: sound blending, segmenting, attention, visual processing, memory, auditory processing What I love: There’s a free version… read more

LearningRx Reviews Wordscapes App

Reviewed by Katie What it is: [Apple Store Description] Get the incredibly addicting word game that everyone is talking about! Starts off easy but gets challenging fast. Can you beat the game? This modern game combines the best of word searching and crosswords for tremendous brain challenging fun! Brain Benefits: sound blending, sound manipulation, sound analysis, segmenting, auditory… read more

LearningRx Reviews the New York Times Crossword Puzzle App

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: Newspaper subscriptions have gone down significantly. If you’re one of the people that only got the New York Times for the crossword, you’re in luck! There’s an app for that! Brain Benefits: sound blending, segmenting, attention, visual processing, memory What I love: I love a good crossword puzzle and few… read more

LearningRx Reviews Word Solitaire App

Reviewed by Wendy  What it is: The best way to describe this free award-winning app is “Klondike solitaire but with letters.” You start by dragging letters onto one another to arrange them into words. Then you flip over the card underneath it to expose another letter. You also need to use the provided letters (the… read more