The Pokemon Trading Card Game Teaches Children Many Skills

G1 has a new craze – the Pokemon Trading Card Game. I thought at first that it was just another ridiculously expensive hobby until G1 learned how to play the game properly and taught it to me. It turns out that there is actually quite a lot a child can learn from this game. The […]

How to Exercise Your Way to a Better Brain

If you want to build a better brain, you won’t go wrong with exercise. We’ve seen study after study on how the brain benefits from exercise: Sports and Physical Activity are Important for Brain Development and Academic Performance Exercise Makes You Smarter Physical activity is one of the most effective ways to enhance the brain “Exercise—especially […]

What are the Brain Benefits of Jigsaw Puzzles?

There are a lot of activities that we engage in that we assumed to be beneficial to our cognitive development without really questioning that assumption. One of these activities is working on jigsaw puzzles… The Benefits of Solving Jigsaw Puzzles A number of the articles that I have found on this subject list the following […]

Playing Mahjong is Good Exercise for Your Brain

My grandfather lived until he was 100 years old. For a large part of his life, he was physically and mentally pretty fit for a man his age. I think I have always taken it for granted that long life and good health ran in his family until I learned that he was a very active […]

Getting the Most Out of Your Brain Training

There are many ways to sharpen the brain and keep it finely honed – methods that have consistently proven time again through research to be effective. But let’s face it… in the rapid pace of life that we live in, it can be difficult to fit one or two of these activities in. Given the limited commodity […]

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 – 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 […]