Here at Timberdoodle, we are often flooded with requests from vendors asking us to preview their products. Earlier this year we unexpectedly received several brain building software programs about the same time all from different vendors, each program promoting its ability to strengthen the brain. After a thorough review of each program, complete with flowcharts of features and options that each program included or excluded, we found that the new BrainBuilder outshone them all with its fantastically diverse capabilities.
BrainBuilder impressed us with its many varied ways to target each skill, it includes options such as using number spans, flash numbers, letter spans, reverse letter spans, reverse letter and number spans, and so on.
With these and more exciting new features this latest version of BrainBuilder is superior in its design!
Why Do You Need BrainBuilder?
Recently I had an embarrassing "aha" moment. In a fascinating article written by Cyndi Ringoen, a neurodevelopmentalist, she pointed out that until a child has developed his auditory short-term memory, the ability to recall a sequence of numbers, phonics training would be unsuccessful. What that means is that to utilize phonics beyond memorizing individual sounds, a child must have an auditory short-term memory.
Why hasn't someone pointed this out before? I have seen moms drilling their children on letters and letter sounds; children who I know are not even able to recite a four-number sequence without hesitation. Doesn't it make sense to develop this foundational skill before teaching phonics? Research has shown that even if these children somehow master phonics without auditory short-term memory, they will be the ones who will struggle with reading comprehension, forgetting what they read as they are reading it.
Thankfully, there is a method for improving auditory short-term memory; it is called BrainBuilder. This easy-to-use brain exercise software was developed by Advanced Brain Technologies. Using research, strategies and proven techniques developed over the last 30 years, they have successfully taught both children and adults to accelerate or expand their short-term memory, so the benefits extend far beyond reading skills. With just 15 minutes per day, you and your children can build your brain's neural network and boost your ability to absorb and process information.
Train your brain with a library of more than 20 diverse, visual, auditory and focus exercises (version 3.0 only included 7!). Options for easy, moderate and challenging training sessions with multiple training levels keeps your brain fitness program interesting. Train for 15 or 30 minutes. Each brain fitness training session includes warm-up, workout, and cool-down training phases.
Each session begins and concludes with listening to psychoacoustically-based classical music produced with visual imagery to relax your body and alert your mind for optimal cognitive performance. These short listening experiences make the brain training more interesting and effective.
Enjoy 4 fun and interactive brain games – each designed to engage and challenge you. These addictive games challenge visual memory, auditory memory, attention, and visual spatial skills.
Results are measurable! Watch your brain performance improve as you move through the program. Performance feedback is provided in a simple report at the end of each exercise and training session. Historical performance is also available.
Note on Prior Release: Results were not nearly as easy to understand as in the new BrainBuilder.
People can practice any exercise, at any challenge level as often as they like. The Brain Coach will recommend a range of training levels or you can select your own.
Whether your child is gifted or struggling, his brain can be strengthened with daily use of BrainBuilder. This new version of BrainBuilder comes with a Results Guarantee to increase your BrainSpeed by 25% in 4 weeks!