Brain games and teasers are a great way to improve working memory and executive functions. There are 20 different games included. The best part is that no preparation and no supplies are needed.
How to Get the Most of Brain Building: Much has been written regarding the effectiveness of brain games and training. Improvements in executive function and working memory can be improved with practice.The best brain games have similar elements:
Novelty - The brain likes new things.
Interest - Subjects and topics that are of high interest is where the most growth is seen.
Variety - Having to use several strategies for a variety of problems is better for the brain than playing a single game over and over.
Social Connections - Games require partners to work together.
Application/Analysis - The ability to generalize skills and strategies into real world tasks is the most important step in each game.
Structure & Use
• Individual game should take 5 - 10 minutes.
• Some games require scratch paper and pencil.
• Each game has three slides.
• Slide #1 - Gives game instructions.
• Slide #2 - Provides the answer and interesting tidbits.
• Slide #3 - Insight into strategies, applications, and analysis.
• Appropriate timing and delays have been pre-programmed.
• Formated as a read-only powerpoint. No need to worry about making accidental changes to slides.