by Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman
It’s hard to get kids away from their devices these days, but it’s important to allow kids to take a little break to engage in other types of activities, such as sports or enrichment. I came across a cute little book that’s compact and can be carried everywhere, but is also filled with tons of word puzzles (365 to be exact) that are not too time-consuming.
The 5-Minute Brain Workout for Kids by Kim Chamberlain is an affordable and easy way to get your kids to exercise their brain – for just five minutes per day! The games and puzzles are organized from easy to difficult and are intended for kids ages 7 and up. There are 37 different types of exercise in the book that can make the brain think in different ways and answers in the back of the book. Some of the exercises are mini word Sudoku puzzles, word store games and other puzzles that help kids learn about parts of speech, definitions and more.
I received a copy for review and tried it with my daughter, who is almost nine. We tried it during a long car ride and at first she needed a little help but once she got started she had fun and was able to complete the first few exercises. I really liked the variety of the exercises and I thought they seemed relatively simple, but pretty challenging for school-aged kids. I do recommend sitting with your kids to help them understand the instructions at first. We like this book so much, we now keep it permanently in the car!
Purchase the book on Amazon. Price is $11.84
I was not compensated for this post. I received a sample.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Bites and has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for fourteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 8, 6 and 3) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.