About a month and a half ago I shared with you guys an awesome summer learning program called Brain Chase. Well if you can believe it since that time I have become even more enthused about it and have lots of new things to share. Now I am pretty much just counting down the days until we can start on our adventure! (June 22nd- 46 days)
First of all, Brain Chase has a new academic partner. I must be honest and tell you that if I hadn’t of already signed my kids up, this would have completely sealed the deal. Brain Chase is now partnered with Rosetta Stone to offer your child a language module (your child may opt for this instead of the writing module). Each student will be required to complete 2 lessons (a total of a little over an hour) each week in order to fulfill their language requirement and unlock the next episode. There are over 30 languages to choose from! My kids take spanish at school but the program isn’t very strong so I will be encouraging them to use this to boost their skills over the summer.
A few weeks back, Lily had the opportunity to participate in a mini-challenge to get a feel for how the program works. We weren’t able to give it quite as much time and attention as I would have liked because the end of the year school is trying to kill us, but she was hooked pretty quickly. In fact I had to make her stop because she wanted to do a whole weeks worth of work in one sitting. She was super motivated to work and loved how interactive it was. Plus there was a decoder ring. I mean honestly. Is there anything cooler than that?! (the decoder ring is from last year’s challenge, but I have been assured there will be equally cool tools this year)
You might not have a chance to do a mini-challenge, but your kids can check out the demo dashboard to get a feel for how everything works. I actually poked around myself, because it is killing me that there is no “Brain Chase” adults. Surely spending an hour balancing my checkbook and working on a budget should get me some sort of fun rewards.
I have been super excited to see trailers popping up as ads on various streaming devices. The word is getting out about this awesome program. Have you seen the latest trailer?
I mean seriously. Does that not get you excited. It makes me feel all Indiana Jones-ish. And I love that they have used children that my kids can relate to. I always love a strong female heroine.
As you can see, the theme of this year’s challenge is The Sunstone of Cortés. Did you know there is an ACTUAL Sunstone buried somewhere in the world? It is about 12 inches in diameter and has mechanically rotating components that open to reveal the center compartment, where the key to retrieve the $10,000 prize will be hidden. I seriously get all giddy when I think about it. The winner LITERALLY gets to dig up a buried treasure. ACK!!! I can’t even stand it.
A few more tidbits that won’t apply to all of you, but might apply to some of you.
- Teachers: Brain Chase is offering $15 to teachers for each of their students they refer to Brain Chase. Registrants who hear about Brain Chase from a teacher can simply enter that teacher’s name and school name at registration. Kids fight summer brain drain to win a treasure… and teachers win too! Here are some flyers you can hand out to your students.
- The Brain Chase Library Challenge: Throughout the month of May, Brain Chase will be hosting a 4-city Library Challenge. In each of the following cities, they will hide a voucher worth $1,000 in a local public library. A unique riddle will lead adventurers to the exact location of the voucher and a complimentary Brain Chase registration:
Seattle (May 11)
Boston (May 18)
Orange County (June 1)
The coolest thing of all? I have one complimentary Brain Chase registration up for grabs. That is a $199 value! Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter (subscribers may need to click over to enter). Winner will be drawn May 13th. Good luck!! And don’t forget you can still get 15% off your registration with the code JUSTJILLY15.
Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored campaign with the Motherhood and Brain Chase. I was given a complimentary registration, but bought another one with my own cold hard cash because I think the program is so awesome. All opinions, as always, are my own.