Kickstarting 2017 with the Read Aloud Revival Challenge

It’s the start of a new year and we’ve decided to kick it off by joining the Read Aloud Revival Challenge. What is the Read Aloud Revival Challenge? The Read Aloud Revival Challenge was a concept developed by Sarah MacKenzie. The challenge encourages children to read aloud every day (or as often as possible) for […]

myBrainLab School Holiday Program @ Solaris Dutamas (Publika) – 15 to 18 March 2016

On this school holidays – myBrainLab helps children sharpen their cognitive skills so they can learn better and faster. myBrainLab also offers the internationally acclaimed BrainRx Program: dramatic results with students of all ages in over 25 countries documented skill and reading gains for over 15,000 students worldwide one-on-one training helps students address areas of cognitive […]

MyBrainLab – Helping Kids Become Faster, Smarter, Better…

We first wrote about myBrainLab 2 years ago when they first launched in Malaysia and thought it was probably time for an update… About myBrainLab myBrainLab is a personal brain training gym that helps adults and children enhance their capacity to think and learn. Their training programs are based on the science of neuroplasticity which demonstrates the brain’s ability to […]

Get Kids Moving with GoNoodle

There is a deep connection between the mind and the body and we have seen how movement of the body can influence the development of the brain: Movement is good for the brain If you only do one thing for your brain, it should be this… Physical activity and sports are important for brain development and academic performance […]

Building Memory and Spatial Intelligence with Jigsaw Puzzles

Playing with jigsaw puzzles have been touted to be beneficial for our brains. Although many of the claims have yet to be substantiated when we conducted our research of the literature, we did find that playing with jigsaw puzzles was good for developing short term memory and visual-spatial ability. Why is short term memory important? Short-term memory acts as […]

Nikitin Material Brain Games and Puzzles from Lern Spiel Verlag

We are always on the lookout for brain games, toys and puzzles. We really like this one that was shared with us recently – Nikitin Material range from Lern Spiel Verlag… Recommended for children from 4 years and up, Nikitin Material Development Kits help promote: mental develop perception concentration logical thinking lateral thinking numerical reasoning […]

Thinking Games to Challenge the Mind

Why we should encourage children to play games that challenge the mind: Critical Thinking is vital in the age of the Internet Critical Thinking is one of the 7 essential life skills that every child needs Bright children don’t necessarily develop good thinking skills – it must be taught Logic and Reasoning is one of five important things that […]

Teaching Children How Practicing Mindfulness can Help Them

We have heard over and over again about how mindfulness is great for adults and children alike but sometimes it’s difficult to explain to your children why practicing mindfulness is good. This video will help…  

Apps for Developing Logical Deduction, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving Skills

I like apps that require the boys to think creatively for solutions to win the game. Here are a few new ones we’ve come across recently… Pettson’s Inventions Deluxe Help old man Pettson and his cat Findus build their amazing inventions! Which of the objects should be included and where do they fit in the machinery? Drag […]

Apps That Help Children Develop Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills are important for helping our children navigate the complexity of life. Helping them to develop these skills involves frequent exposure to problems they must solve – especially unfamiliar problems they have never encountered before. The extensive variety of puzzle apps available can help you provide your children with a continuous stream of novel […]