Beat Summer Brain Drain with Brain Chase!1:16 PM
This post is sponsored by Brain Chase and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.
We are a homeschooling family that unofficially "schools" year-round, but that doesn't mean that we don't let a few of our essential subjects slide a bit over the summer. In fact, while we usually have the kids read through the summer, they tend to get a bit rusty in math. If you're not doing a formal program during the summer, it's possible that kids can actually lose some of the learning they've retained from the previous school year, leaving them with a learning deficit for the year!
Brain Chase is an online program I just learned about that seems like a perfect match for my curious boys. They love learning, love competition, and love spending time online. Brain Chase is a 5-week summer enrichment program for 2nd - 8th graders that lets kids search for the location of a hidden treasure through daily challenges and clues. And in the end, one lucky child will win a real treasure -- a $10,000 college scholarship! (Kids under 18 that participate in Brain Chase are eligible, except for residents of Colorado and Maryland -- which have different sweepstakes laws.)
Even if your kid doesn't play for the big prize, I promise it will be a rewarding experience, as the challenges are connected to two very trustworthy resources that our family recognizes as leaders in learning: Khan Academy (for math challenges) and MyOn digital library. In addition, the writing component is graded by actual certified teachers, giving your child individual attention to help them with their grammar and composition skills.
With relatable characters and offline activities, the program is designed to get your kid engaging their brain every day this summer. And it's available for PC, Mac, and ipad, too! (So you can take it along on your family vacation and never lose a day to learn.)
If your kids like getting mail, you'll be pleased to know that they'll get three special packages throughout the program, too, to be used as tools in solving challenges!
Wanna Save? We are excited to share an exclusive discount code, good for 15% off your purchase of any number of Brain Chase memberships. Just use code LILLEPUNKIN15 at checkout! (Combine this with the early signup sale going on now through April 15th, and get a membership for $72 off the regular price of $199, plus extra savings for additional children.)