Brain Training Review-Month #2

My 6 year old, C, just finished the 2nd month of the Brain Training program from Learning Link Technologies. We continued to do the retraining exercises once a week and then the Month 2 Activities 4-5 times a week for about 20 minutes. Now that we are into the second month, I have to admit that it takes a lot of commitment. You need to create a schedule and stick to it for this to be an effective program for brain retraining.

The activities this month were both advanced/modified from last month as well as new. C loved how well she did the first time through the activities. She noted that some were “Kinda the same as last month but harder…I like harder.” I’m glad to see that she felt challenged Continue reading…

Brain Training Review-Month #1

We just finished our first month of the brain retraining program by Learning Link Technologies. Initially, it was difficult finding time to follow the program. The Brain Retraining exercises were to be performed each of the 4 weeks one time per week. Then there were other exercises that were to be performed with the Brain Retraining once a week for four weeks. These were broken up into sessions throughout the week.

My daughter’s opinion of this? She loves it. Every day she would ask if it was time to do the green binder (we put it all into a 2″ binder). On some nights, the time would even fly by. The first time she did the exercises Continue reading…

Brain Training Program Review

I am honored to be reviewing a product from Learning Link Technologies. It is a brain retraining program that is geared toward enhancing the building blocks of learning for children 3 and up.

Although the program was designed to help children with learning problems, it is actually recommended for all kids. Scientists have found that many learning problems that show up later on, were actually caused early on. By completing the program using a specific approach,  Continue reading…

TouchTile Review-4 Letter Blends and Digraphs

My girls are loving the TouchTile Reading system. C, the older one, continues to work through level 3 where she is blending 4 sounds together. She is currently working on nonsense words and we expect to be through all of them by the end of the week. She is very proud of herself and giggles at some of the nonsense words. She continues to enjoy working with the system, enhancing her reading skills. She even grabbed a book off the library shelf the other week and began reading it. She looked up at me and said, “Mom! I can read this!” Her reading skills Continue reading…

TouchTile Review-Success for C and I

So far, this program is really helping my children to improve reading skills. C flew through the 2nd level. I was hesitant at first but once she got through the 2nd part of the 2nd level which is three letter nonsense words, I could tell she really has improved. I has even improved with her letter identification. It feels like overnight, she all of a sudden knew her letters. She is still having some trouble identifying their sounds. I still think it is because of the pictures. This program is supposed to help her through using Continue reading…

TouchTile Review-Three Letter Blends

We are continuing to use the TouchTile Reading System to help improve reading skills.  We recently moved on to Level 2 with C. I wanted to make sure she knew each sound blend from Level 1 perfectly before I moved on. So far, this level seems to be easy for her to complete. It is aimed at blending 3 letters. The first part is made of regular three-letter words. Once she has demonstrated repeated proficiency, I will Continue reading…

TouchTile Review-Getting Started

I began the TouchTile System tonight with both my 6 and 4 year old. Both were very excited to start this. My 6 year old, C, was able to get through the 1st of 2 sections in Level 1 which included identifying letter sounds both with and without pictures while also using her hands (opposite hand was to point to the opposite side of the page). I have to admit, when we got to the letters without pictures, I think she pointed to and made the sounds of the letters faster then I could comprehend and “check” her answers. I was quite impressed and she was very excited that tomorrow she can start the 2nd section of Level 1. As I was paging through the rest of the levels, I am excited to Continue reading…