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Saturday, December 7, 2013

More Games that Benefit the Brain: A Review


If you have been reading my blogs, you know I'm a big fan of bringing the fun factor into learning.  In fact, did you know there are many games that can improve cognitive functioning?  Kids love to play card and board games, and there are quite a few that exercise and strengthen the brain. Back in September I reviewed 15 games that can benefit cognition and I wanted to add a few more to the list:


Game:
Cognitive Benefits
Where to Purchase
Rat-A-Tat-Cat:

· Visual Processing
· Visual Memory
· Planning
· Attention
· Working Memory

Amazon: See link below

Q-Bits – Extreme:

· Visual Processing
· Spatial Relations
· Speed of Processing
· Attention to Detail
· Mental Flexibility
· Executive Functioning
· Perceptual Reasoning

Amazon: See link below

Duple:

· Visual Processing
· Word Finding
· Processing Speed
· Hemisphere Integration
· Attention to Details

Amazon: See link below

Stare:
· Visual Memory
· Speed of Processing
· Metacognitive Skills
· Attention to Details

Amazon: See link below

Color Code:
· Visual Processing
· Nonverbal Reasoning
· Spatial Relations
· Planning
· Perceptual Reasoning

Amazon: See link below

No Speed Limit:
· Processing Speed
· Visual Processing
· Visual Memory
· Executive Functioning
· Perceptual Reasoning

Amazon: See link below

Qwitch:
· Mental Flexibility
· Sequential Processing
· Speed of Processing
· Working Memory
· Hemisphere Integration

Amazon: See link below

Anomia:
· Word Finding
· Processing Speed
· Hemisphere Integration
· Attention to Details

Amazon: See link below

Speedabee:
· Word Finding
· Speed of Processing
· Mental Flexibility
· Listening Skills
· Auditory Processing
· Verbal Reasoning

Amazon: See link below


I hope you found this useful.  If you know of other card or board games, that you would like me to review, please share them in the comment box below.  



Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning and Dyslexia Materials.  She is also the director of Learning to Learn and Go Dyslexia, in Ossining, NY.  To learn more about her products and services, you can go to https://godyslexia.com/www.goodsensorylearning.comwww.dyslexiamaterials.com & www.learningtolearn.biz  
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