How can brain training apps help you with at-home education?
We are now lucky enough with today’s technology that education for children doesn’t have to be dull and boring. Combined with institutional-based education, there hasn’t been a better time than ever to focus on learning at home or to continue one’s education.
If you are looking to either home school, or just add some fun additional education into your child’s routine, app-based brain training games are great for getting your child interested and proactively excited to learn. Most children-based learning platforms involve fun, colourful games or activities that will help develop, for example, your child’s memory, processing speed, and subject confidence.
Apps we recommend
MentalUP Educational Games – The developers of this app ‘consider the ability to solve problems and think in new ways is as important as the knowledge of how to read or do maths.’ Therefore, this app focuses on exposing children to the techniques and different ways to approach problems and how to solve them.
Brain Kids – Designed for ages seven and above, Brain Kids is a storytelling brain game with three books to choose from. Through-out the books your children can play matching games, puzzles, maths & calculations, logical reasoning problems and more.
Math Brain Booster Games – As the name suggests, this app is a maths-based learning game, though it also focuses on improving children’s attention, reaction and velocity of mind.
How can you use brain training games to help with your mental health?
Though you will be using a slightly different type of brain training app than you would use for younger children, these apps as useful for adults and the elderly. A study published in PLOS One in 2013 found that when adults used brain training apps, it improved their brain processing speed, working memory, and executive functions.
Keeping your brain active when you are at home is an essential part of maintaining control of your mental wellbeing. Along with physical exercise, mental exercises are crucial to keeping your mind and body happy.
Some of the brain training apps we would recommend for both adults and children are:
Elevate - According to the creators, “the more you train with Elevate, the more you’ll improve critical cognitive skills that are designed to boost productivity, earning power, and self-confidence.”
Lumosity – This app has been designed to help users train five cognitive functions: speed, memory, attention, flexibility, and problem-solving, using more than 50 minigames.
Peak – Using 40 games designed by neuroscientist and game experts to help develop your cognitive skills.
One Brain – This app is a simple yes or no answering-based game, but with an added level of difficulty. Designed to help you train both hemispheres effectively when you solve problems or make decisions.
So, if you find yourself at home unsure where to start with helping with your child’s education or you are looking to keep your brain active, why not take a look into at least one of the apps mentioned above and keep your mind active today.