An App For Language Arts and Logic

An App For Language Arts and Logic

I’ve always been a fan of games – video games and otherwise. And I do love technology. So today, I want to tell you about a game my daughter and I have been playing together on my Kindle Fire.

If you do not own a Kindle Fire, I highly recommend getting one. It’s a fairly inexpensive tablet and it’s endlessly adaptable to homeschooling. After watching my children play on their Kindles, I realized I desperately wanted one.

And then I proceeded to add and preview a bunch of games – for them as well as myself. My current game obsession is Mage Gauntlet. It’s just plain fun and helps me destress after long days of homeschooling. (For apps I like for the kids, go here.)

The App

But the app I really want to talk about is called WordBrain. And it’s free. I’ve been playing it everyday with my daughter. It’s a fantastic way for us to bond while growing our brains and solving challenges.

It looks a lot like Boggle, which I loved playing as a child. (Remember Boggle?) But it has the added advantage of making you think logically. When a tile gets used, it disappears and the others slide into place.

Many a time, my daughter and I have to put not just our spelling caps on but also our logic caps. If this word is actually what we think, then it will take these tiles away and then we can solve that one. 

WordBrain promotes that elusive if-then thinking we’ve talked about before. I love it.

The best part? It doesn’t run out. It seems inexhaustible because there are levels built into levels. And we never tire of it. But if we do accidentally finish WordBrain, I guess we can still keep going with WordBrain 2!

Happy playing!

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Author: Purva Brown

Writer / blogger at http://TheClassicalUnschooler.com – unapologetically blending two seeming opposites.

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