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Wordy Word, My Favorite Game
By Marbles Blog
6/9/2014 10:00:00 AM  
This is going to be a bit of a confession now. On my 10th birthday, while most kids got bicycles, or video games, or CD Players"_ I got a thesaurus. And it was just what I wanted! Yup, ever since before I could remember, I had a devout love of words. As a voracious reader, I wanted to know words beyond "happy", "sad", "sometimes" and "stubborn". I wanted a world filled with "effervescent", "morose", "intermittent" and "recalcitrant"! As you can imagine, I was a super cool, super norma Read More

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Wordy Word Is Here!
By Paulette
10/15/2012 11:10:00 AM  
We've been waiting for many months for this baby to arrive. Wordy Word is one of the first word skills games created by our Brain Workshop. Wordy Word is a fast-paced, high pressure word game that calls on you to think of words in a split second to stump your opponents. And on your team's turn, you have to give clues to get your team to guess the words in play. Players are split into two teams and during a round each team comes up with five words based on the dice and the positioning of the squa Read More

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Increase Your Vocabulary With Word Games
By Paulette
8/10/2012 9:01:00 AM  
The Parietal lobe is one of the areas of the brain that is responsible for interpreting and remembering the spelling and meanings of words. Along with Broca's Area (in the frontal lobe) and Wernicke's Areas (in the temporal lobe), the parietal lobe give us the ability to process, understand and speak language. Playing word games can help strengthen these areas. For instance, researchers and educators believe that reading and playing word games are the top two ways to strengthen your vocabulary a Read More

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Brain Fitness on the Go: iPhone Apps
By Marbles Blog
1/18/2010 3:57:00 PM  
I am a busy person, as I am sure you all are, so I find it handy to have things I can accomplish while on the subway, waiting for coffee, or walking home. After a Twitter followerer (@adeyemiking) suggested I look into iPhone apps for the brain, my fellow Brain Coach, Devon Blandin, helped me compile the list of our top suggestions. I have broken them down into the parts of the brain that you can easily work on to improve and enhance. Memory GeoMaster - this game quizzes you on world geography a Read More

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Categories: Visual Perception, Word Skills, Coordination, Critical Thinking, Memory
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