Brain Jump with Ned the Neuron is a brain training app for kids that aids in the development of memory, concentration, and problem solving. It showcases three mini games with multiple levels to aid in this task. Along with badges to mark kids progress in the games, it features a short video that highlights the importance of using challenges “to think your brain stronger” with examples of the many different ways you can accomplish that. There is also another video dramatizing Ned the Neuron’s journey as he volunteers to jump start the brain power meter by playing games.
The first game is Think Tank where kids need to recall the neurons in the windows. The harder the game gets the more windows there are. As it gets harder still there is random sea life in the windows that it is important to avoid.
The next game is Wizard Match. Kids need to recall where the numbers are in the boxes and make sure to enter them in order. This game gets harder with more boxes and random orange numbers thrown in that need to be avoided.
The third game is Neurons in Space. It begins with three rockets and kids need to follow the pattern of the rocket blasts correctly. This time the game throws in more rockets and blasts of smoke to throw kids off as it gets more difficult.
All of these games have a few timed levels to make it even harder. Each game also features 18 levels and gets incrementally difficult the higher the level. If you press the question mark once the game is chosen, the game will show kids how to play each game.
Probably the best part of this app, other than the great work it does for brains, is that it shows kids how to play the games and why to play the game. Both videos are short, cute, and most importantly really motivating. Make sure to have your kids watch them before jumping into games.
For me, Think Tank and Wizard Match are no problem, but I am always stumbling when it comes to Neurons in Space. I guess I know which game I need to keep playing.
Brain Jump with Ned the Neuron is available for iPhone, iPod and iPAD. It is also available for Android and Kindle. It is $0.99.
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Today’s app is reviewed by Celina, the NerdyBaker. Celina is a wife, a mother of three, a self-proclaimed nerd, lover of movies, science, and science fiction. She is always looking for fun and educational content for the iPad and iPods.