The brain is like your body. If you want to keep it fit, you need to exercise it. Exercising your brain is not only important when you’re older. You can start inculcating a healthy habit from young. Programs like Lumosity are great for adults, but I was a little disappointed that they didn’t have a program specifically tailored for children. To encourage my boys to exercise their brains, I had to resort to problem solving games like:
When I discovered Fit Brains for Kids: Sparky’s Adventures, I was beside myself. Now there was a true brain trainer for the boys…
Designed for children ages 2 to 8, this app is designed to stimulate 5 key areas of the brain:
- Concentration (Attention)
- Problem Solving
As your child progresses, the questions will adapt to you child’s level.
Fit Brains is designed by Dr. Paul Nussbaum, an award-winning neuroscientist in the US with more than 50 peer-reviewed publications. Fit Brains apps have more than 3 million mobile users, have been rated #1 in education in over 80 countries and are regularly used by a variety of public schools, universities, health institutions and top-tier organizations.
Fit Brains for Kids help to develop the cognitive abilities of children to help build a strong foundation for future success. Since early childhood is when the brain is at its highest level of plasticity, it is the best time to stimulate the formation of new pathways and structures. The app begins at a basic level and adapts in difficulty to match the level of your child. This keeps the app interesting and sufficiently challenging without off-putting.
To follow your child’s progress, there is a “Parent’s Corner” that provides detailed charts in each of the 5 key areas of the brain. It also sums up your child’s level with an overall Fit Brains Age Index showing which age group your child is currently performing closest to.
Some of the games in Fit Brains for Kids: