Every Body Has a Brain
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Every Body Has a Brain is a collection of educational songs, animations, and mini-games that teach kids ages 4-6 about the human brain. The characters are all positive role models and help kids to learn through playing games. The game is available as both on CD-ROM for $24.95, or as a digital download for $19.95.
What kids can learn
- academic development
Health & Fitness
- body awareness
Engagement, Approach, Support
Songs and animations deliver information about the brain, which will appeal to kids. Fun mini-games help reinforce the concepts they've learned.
Kids can learn all about the biology of the brain, including the names of its regions and how they work together. Kids also get a peek at the differences between human and animal brains.The game has respectable depth for the target age group (4-6). Kids learn which parts of the brain control everyday activities. Mini-games engage each quadrant of the brain kids learn about.
While tutorials could be more robust, mini-games reinforce core learning concepts by having kids exercise different parts of their brain.
What's it about?
The star of Every Body Has Brain is a girl named Phoebe Brainheart, who is practicing for her school dance competition. Players visit the four parts of Phoebe's brain, where they meet characters such as Sara Bellum, Sir Rebral Cortex, and Ms. Hippo, and learn through songs and games how the different parts of Phoebe's brain work together so that she can do different activities.
Is it any good?
EVERY BODY HAS A BRAIN presents a wealth of information about the brain in a fun and lighthearted package. Kids not only learn about the four parts of the brain, but they actually get a chance to exercise each part by playing specially tailored mini-games. One of the mini-games in the cerebral cortex (the part of the brain that controls creativity), for example, lets players compose rudimentary songs by dragging and dropping instruments onto a grid. Kids should learn a lot without even realizing it since they will be too busy having fun.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about some of the child's favorite activities, and which parts of the brain are used during those activities.
Families can also talk about what kinds of things humans can do that animals can't. What are some of the differences between a human's brain and the brains of various animals?
In what way is a person's brain like a computer? In what ways is a computer like a human brain?
Families that enjoy this game might also want to explore other learning games.