And I’m still just as lazy so we’ve been on the prowl for new apps and games that are great right brain developers. With new iPhone and iPad apps being created everyday, it was only a matter of time before the repertoire of right brain apps increased. So here are some new ones we have added to our collection:
If you’re trying to limit your child’s screen time, an equivalent board game to the Parking Lot App would be Rush Hour by Think Fun.
There are many other variations to Parking Lot, like Unblock Me and Blocks. They have a partial “free” version available where you can play up to a certain level before you have to purchase access to the rest.
Yet another variation to this game with slightly different rules is The BOX – SD – Atomic Flavor S.L.
This app is the closest I have found to a linking memory app. They show you a list of 20 words that you have to memorise in order. In the next screen, you have to select the words in the order that they were shown in the first screen.
My only gripe is that it is the same series of words that you memorise over and over again until you get it right so the more times you play the app, the easier it gets. I have yet to find a linking memory game that refreshes itself after every play.
Although I have created linking memory power point flash cards for Gavin, I confess I grow weary of having to plan a new story each night. It would be nice to be able to play the activity with him as we do in class where I do not have prior knowledge of the story. Yes, I know, one way is to use physical cards and to shuffle them and we do that sometimes when Gareth isn’t around to grab the cards, kick them, or step all over them.
In this app, you are given a series of simple Mathematical problems that you are required to solve as quickly as you can. Personally, I think the Lumosity Raindrops game or Chalkboard Challenge is better but Brain Pusher can be an easier app for children who aren’t very strong with their Math and need more time to solve the problems.
A series of four pictures are shown for a period of time and you are required to remember what they are and their relative positions to each other. In the following screen, you will be asked a question regarding the four pictures shown earlier and you will have four possible answers to choose from. It is a variation of the game Improve Your Memory which I wrote about in the first post on Right Brain Home Practice Activities for Lazy Moms.
Okay this app isn’t specifically right brain but it does have a great series of brain games for developing fluid intelligence and logical reasoning. It contains 8 games:
- Fire Fighter – navigate the victim through an obstacle-ridden maze within a set number of moves.
- Animal Defender – variation of fire fighter.
- Letter Sequence – arrange the alphabets in order within a set number of moves.
- Evens & Vowels – get through the grid stepping only on even numbers and vowels.
- Pick Me – four words are shown and you need to pick the odd one out.
- Why Am I Odd? – identify why the highlighted shape is the odd one out.
- Sort Me – there are two boxes and a series of words that you need to sort into two groups.
- Arrange Me – using the clues provided, arrange the subjects in the correct order.
I’m sure there are plenty more, but this is all we have right now. If you know of others, please share them in the comments section – thank you!