Our board games are made of a strong, durable plastic and laminated, allowing them to be easily wiped clean.
Each board is printed double sided, ensuring maximum usage of the board.
1 x Double-Sided Board: 50cm x 50cm
2 x Dice
12 x Counters
A sample of Brain Gain Cards
Developed by Jane Jarvis (Educational Psychologist) & Debbie de Jong (Learning Support Specialist)
This game was developed to target and strengthen the skills and knowledge outlined in the South African CAPS curriculum. Games are a wonderful way to learn skills such as spelling, reading difficult words, tables and bonds. Studying can be made fun through the use of games which are invaluable for the repetition necessary for developing the fluency and speed needed for these skills. Repetition is BORING and most children are not motivated to learn in this way, particularly those with barriers to their learning and especially those with ADHD who lose focus easily and who need lots of variety and novelty to keep them stimulated.
The Brain Gain board
The Brain Gain board was designed to:
- Reinforce left to right directionality by starting at the top left-hand corner and sweeping across and down from left to right mimicking the direction of reading and writing.
- Stimulate fine and gross motor development.
- Reinforce Beginning Knowledge concepts such as knowing your birth date and your address.
- Consolidate counting and interval counting such as counting in 2s, 5s, and 10s.
- Emphasize good manners and consequences of actions.
The Brain Gain cards
The Brain Gain cards were designed to:
- Allow children to learn at their level to ensure feelings of success and boost motivation.
- Reinforce Foundation Phase literacy and numeracy concepts in a meaningful and interesting way.
- Encourage and improve listening and auditory perceptual development.
- Learn, practice and use phonics
- Promote discussion, exploration and problem solving.
- Enrich vocabulary and general knowledge
- Stimulate reading and comprehension
How to Play:
Join our superheroes as you work your way from left to right, answering questions relating to the colour block that you land on. Along the way there will be activities to do on the Action Blocks as well as on the Manners Blocks and a bonus if you get to trace the giant numbers and jump ahead. The first person to reach 100 is the winner!
What makes the game unique:
It is a board game dealing entirely with emotions.
Play is a natural thing for children and so the Emotions board game becomes a non-threatening way of understanding and helping children to deal with their emotions.
It allows children to play whilst talking about their feelings.
It opens up an opportunity to discuss emotions that children may not otherwise feel comfortable talking about.
How to Play:
Roll the dice and work your way around the board, stopping to pull a scared face or share who makes you feel loved, amongst other emotions. Work your way towards the big grin at the end – you are the winner!