Designed to be fun for the brain and exercise the neural pathways involved in distinguishing subtle differences in sound, this group of online brain training exercises works at training your brain on the basic fundamentals necessary for language, listening, and reading. Improvements in these types of activities have been associated with improvements in academic performance and reading. The brain is not a passive recipient of learning. In order to learn new information the brain must be able to focus on important cues and hold them in its short-term memory. The brain exercises in this category are designed to exercise the processes involved in attending to and remembering information.
ABC Gulp challenges your knowledge of letter names All children need to learn their ABCs. By learning to recognize and name each letter in the alphabet, children take their first steps into the world of written language.
Bear Wear challenges you or your children to demonstrate knowledge of the alphabetic principle: the idea that printed letters represent speech sounds. In order to fully grasp the alphabetic principle, you must first begin to analyze the different parts of natural, rapid speech.
Farmers Memory Challenge
Farmer’s Memory Challenge is a brain test that measures working memory—how many things you can keep in mind at a time. It gives you a score and performance percentile so you know how your performance compares to others.
Learn your alphabet and practice the names of each letter in Letter Pop! Click the ear to start. Then select the letter that you heard. Continue until you run out of letters!
Click on the banana that makes a sound different from the others. If you get it right, the banana turns into ice cream. If you get it wrong, the banana turns into broccoli. Be careful! The monkey will juggle faster and add bananas!
Rapid Naming tests your ability to connect visual and verbal information by giving the appropriate names to common objects, colors, letters, and digits. While the matching itself is pretty easy – “man” corresponds to the round shape with two eyes and a mouth – the real challenge lies in speed.
Dominoes is a phoneme matching game that builds short term memory and sound and word recognition ability.
Whappit, an auditory matching game, uses processed auditory speech. Listen to what the Strongman says and try to ring the bell.
In this game your goal is to help a bird feed a mouse, in doing so players must employ their ability to successfully discriminate between two tones. This type of tonal discrimination is a fundamental of understanding spoken language.
Dress The Doggie
Help Soupy get dressed! Soupy the Dog tells you what color to paint his clothes. If you color them correctly, you can select more clothes. Before selecting new clothes, you can recolor old clothes to your liking.
In this game players must pair like sounds in order to help a frog reach her goal. The game trains both tonal discrimination and short term memory, requiring players to remember one sound while associating it with a number of choices.
In the memory game, listen carefully and find the animal sounds. Click on the window to make the animal appear and hear its sound. Click on the other windows to find its match. When you match all of the sounds, play again or go to the next level.
The flower turns white and makes sound. Click on the flowers in the same order they light up to tell Platy where to hop. If you do it right, all the flowers will turn green while Platy hops. If you make a mistake, that flower will turn red when Platy hops on it, and you must start over with only one flower.
Click on the sheep and listen to the sound it makes. Click on the other squares to find the sound that matches the sheep. When you find the square that matches, move it on top of the sheep. You have to move the other squares around to do this. You can only slide the colored squares into empty (black) spots.
Press the button with Antoine’s picture to hear a musical tone. Remember that sound! After a short moment the lights above Professor Antoine flash and you will hear a corresponding sound. When you hear the sound you heard press the corresponding light. Don’t worry, the lights and sounds keep cycling until you press one.
Word Wanderer is a brain teasing challenge that offers a fun and novel twist on the classic word game. In Word Wanderer, you guide an animated character named Jack through the forest by building words from a tile tray on the board.
Working Circles is a fun and challenging brain game that exercises your visual “working memory,” your brain’s ability to actively hold information for tasks such as reasoning, comprehension and learning. The more items you can store in your memory, the more efficiently you will solve each level.