Morphonix: Brain Train

Common Sense Media says

Neuroscience app for kids doesn't stand on its own.

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Ease of play

The app is intuitive to use, but also has instructions if needed. There are three levels of difficulty. Once you've started the game, there is no way to exit other than completing the game or closing the app.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
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Consumerism

The app has links to the publisher's website, including a mailing list registration form.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Mostly private. The main menu includes links to the publisher's website, where users can enter their information to join a mailing list.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Morphonix: Brain Train is an educational app that will eventually be a part of another forthcoming app, Every Body Has a Brain. With three levels of difficulty, it presents pairs of objects and asks kids to identify which one has a brain. The animals and insects that are the correct answers get to ride the Brain Train. When the train is full, the level is over. The app also presents some information about the brains, and shows drawings of them. There is also a bonus level that asks questions about information taught in the other levels.

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MORPHONIX: BRAIN TRAIN teaches kids about animal and insect brains, but acts like a mini-game. It does not stand on its own. It introduces neuroscience to young kids, but it might be more useful once it is a part of the full app, Every Body Has a Brain, when it is eventually released.

App details

Device:iPad
Price:$1.99
Release date:January 22, 2011
Category:Educational Games
Size:13.10 MB
Version:1.0.1
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.2 or later

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Parent Written byJmichellee September 13, 2011
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All Aboard the Brain Train!

My two sons (ages 4 and 6) LOVED this game. I found it very age appropriate and educational. It contained many interesting facts about the brain presented in a fun way, with very catchy songs. My kids did not care about the educational aspects - they had a great time! And days later they still remember a butterfly has taste buds on its feet... :)
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Kid, 5 years old September 13, 2011
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4
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Brain Train-educational and fun

My child loves this game! Plays it over and over Great for age 4 or 5. Children learn about different animal brains.
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