Did you know your kids can lose one to two months of learning over the summer months? Well this summer I am not about to let that happen by arming myself (and my kids) with Brain Chase— the quintessential way to help them avoid a loss of learning skills while they try to win (and in the process learn) a prize using clues.
Just what is Brain Chase and how does it disguise learning as a fun and dare I say it–EXCITING? It’s a challenge for kids in grades 2-8 to keep them sharp over the summer and those who participate are eligible to win a $10,000 prize if they can locate the Sunstone of Cortes somewhere in the world using the clues that are provided each week and a they work with Brain Chase characters Mae Merriweather and her friends.
Bottom line: It is structured so that kids are motivated to learn using all the challenges without feeling like they are in school or doing homework.
As part of our initiation into the Brain Chase program We got these a decoder ring and a compass
One of the great things about Brain Chase and their partner platforms is that they can be completely customized to the academic level of your student. Khan Academy does a pre-test to help students begin in the right place; learn more about this bold math challenge here. For reading, participants can choose their own book and partner the myON reading platform even gives beginning readers the option of having the books read to them for younger children; learn more about it here.
This is a purely flexible program. You should budget about five hours of work each week. But it’s easy to get caught up. . . The only rule is that they can’t jump forward to a new week before that week begins, so that no one reviews clues TOO early.
Kids who enroll in the Brain Chase program also have exclusive access to an original animated adventure series loaded with hidden puzzles and clues. 94% of 2014 participating parents felt that it kept their children learning during the summer. The structured challenges last for 5 weeks beginning June 22. During that time you will be mailed 3 adventure tools to help solve special bonus challenges.
Keep reading for How Brain Chase works and a DISCOUNT CODE from us!
Check out this Video on how it works below:
At 9 a.m. ET on Monday, June 22, 2015, Brain Chase: The Sunstone of Cortés begins. Adventurers log in to watch the first animated webisode and meet Mae Merriweather, the star of the show. Then they dive into their first week of learning challenges. The “Dashboard” – tracks each student’s progress as they journey through the 5-week challenge. Each week the adventurers have four tasks: read for 15 minutes per day, write one journal entry, earn 10,000 points on Khan Academy, and do one bonus challenge. When they’re done, they unlock the next webisode, which contains hidden pictures, numbers, and riddles to help them guess the treasure’s location.
Mae Merriweather and her friends from the Grayson Academy of Antiquities are hot on the trail of the mysterious Sunstone of Cortés. To find it, they travel to the Himalayas, dive off the coast of Greece, and solve riddles. But there is more to the quest — and treasure — than they realize.
The coolest part of all–The hunt for the Sunstone isn’t just fiction – there is a real golden Sunstone of Cortés and $10,000 buried somewhere on Earth. Every 24 hours, adventurers can log in to enter their guess of the treasure’s location. The first adventurer to guess the location within a two-mile radius travels with his/her family to the treasure site to claim the gold.
And the best news is you can use MY DISCOUNT CODE STATENFAM15 to get 15% off Brain Chase sign-ups- so what are you waiting for- JOIN the Chase here !
This post is part of a sponsored conversation with The Motherhood but as is always the case all opinions expressed are my own!