Brainfeed

LQ: 9.4

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Brain grade: 9.3
Fun score: 9.4

Platform/Console: LWK Recommended Age: 7+ Thinking Skills Used: , Academic Skills Used: , ,

Brainfeed is an educational iPad app that offers a wide variety of information-rich video content. Designed for kids ages “7 to 107,” the app covers topics such as science, nature, technology, engineering, arts, music, language, math and more. All of the videos on offer are kids-safe and educational, giving parents an easy way to both entertain their children and provide them with easy-to-learn lessons. With over 1,400 videos, Brainfeed is a powerful educational tool for parents and teachers alike, and its curated, high-quality content is sure to get kids eager to learn. Since the app is entirely video-based, Brainfeed offers a great way for children who struggle with reading to expand their knowledge and take on new lessons. The app is recommended for kids ages 7 and up.


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This app iOS good for kids who need help with:

Focus

Getting started and then maintaining attention and effort to tasks

screen480x480Brainfeed relies on a series of engaging, informative videos to deliver information to kids on a wide array of subjects. Learning the kind of varied, expansive knowledge offered by Brainfeed would be challenging for kids left to rely on traditional educational methods, but the video content can hold their attention and keep them focused on the topics at hand. Best of all, interesting video lessons can inspire a desire for further learning, prompting kids to take their research outside of the app.

Self-Awareness

Understanding our own actions, thoughts and feelings. Improving social skills.

Brainfeed’s massive amount of video content allows users to explore their interest across a variety of subjectsChildren can learn about everything from arts and music to how the brain or even the universe works. The app is sure to offer kids something that fascinates them, while also serving as a gateway into new interests and learning. Children who feel they do not have a good grasp on a particular subject can use the app to seek out content that will help strengthen their study of specific subject areas, helping them become more informed, well-rounded learners.

Mathematics

screen480x480-2The Mathematics section in Brainfeed features high-quality videos that hold kids' attention -- not always an easy task when it comes to math. There are explorations of geometry, profiles of historic figures and achievements in mathematics, even videos that use pizza to discuss physics. Brainfeed's math section covers concepts like pi, matrices, fractions, and data probability as well. While children won't be computing equations themselves, they will be introduced to a variety of larger mathematical concepts through video, which they can than explore further outside the app.

Reading & Writing

The English section has numerous videos on subjects like language, famous authors, the meanings behind words, and even a workshop sub-section. Kids can bolster their reading ability by studying up on lessons covering everything from nouns and pre-fixes to synonyms and plurality. A dedicated "Writers Workshop" section has a great slew of content to help kids grasp writing concepts like verbal irony, dramatic irony, and the elements of a short story. Brainfeed even has a five-step guide to help kids jump start some exercises in "slam poetry." With much more curated content on the way, Brainfeed's educational resources are promised to grow.

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