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Fit Brains Trainer

By Galen McQuillen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Brain training is diverting but may not live up to hype.

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Is It Any Good?

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As a set of addictive, fast-paced puzzle games, this brain trainer can be a lot of fun, but as a way to actually improve brain power it probably falls short. Most contemporary research shows that this kind of app actually has no effect on brain power outside the app itself, so any gains probably won't translate to real-world skills. If you're expecting this to make your kids better at their schoolwork or fix attention or emotional issues, you'll likely be disappointed. If you're looking for something without cartoony characters or flashy animations but with stimulating gameplay to pass the time, this will do the trick -- and it certainly can't hurt. Many of the puzzles are very similar to those found on common IQ tests, so using the games might bump up your score on those exams, and it might help kids get quicker or more comfortable working under time constraints, so it's possible there are some benefits.

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