Today’s post is sponsored by Brain Chase and The Motherhood. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.
What are you doing to fight Summer brain drain?
A real treasure hunt with a real $10,000 scholarship prize. Seriously, how cool is that?! The 2015 Brain Chase Summer Learning Challenge begins in just a few short weeks and my son is over-the-moon excited! He asks me nearly every single day, “Is it time to start Brain Chase yet?” and each day he’s sounding more and more disappointed that it isn’t today. Here’s a child that has never taken a true interest in Summer learning and he’s suddenly excited about diving into reading and math during his Summer break.
Oh, the excitement!
We’ll be joining other kids and their parents on June 22nd as we begin our first week of the 2015 Brain Chase Summer Learning Challenge. We’re ditching the workbooks and going online with Brain Chase to do math and reading challenges through the MyOn and Khan Academy platforms, learning a new language through the associated Rosetta Stone program, and taking part in the treasure hunt challenges in the hopes of winning the $10,000 scholarship and the ridiculously cool trophy.
But what if we have camp and we’re traveling all Summer?
I know it sounds like a lot to take on but it’s only 5 hours a week. If your kids are anything like mine we’ve got so much lined up this Summer it’s ridiculous, between camps, family travel, and other Summer plans even I was worried it would just be a little too much. But the truth of it is there’s still always downtime in the Summer whether it’s in the mornings or the afternoon and this is screen time that you don’t have to be worried about.
Because all we need is a computer or a tablet for the majority of the work and an internet connection, we can even do Brain Chase assignments when we’re in the hotel room on Summer vacation. But working at our own pace gives us the option of taking a couple days off and picking up where we left off if need be without even falling behind so there’s no worries there. If we want to do more or less one day we can. They’ve certainly made this as easy and convenient as possible and we can’t wait to get started!
6 Reasons you should be doing the 2015 Brain Chase Summer Learning Challenge
- Because your child could win an awesome trophy and a $10,000 college scholarship! Enough Said.
- 5 hours is equivalent to 10 30-minute cartoon episodes… just cut back on the television.
- By the end of summer our children perform academically 1-2 months behind where they left off from school in the spring (based on a 2011 RAND study.)
- Because the curriculum is web-based, he or she can complete the work whenever, wherever, and in whatever order he or she prefers.
- Because you get to work on the treasure hunt as a family which means some amazing quality family time and awesome discussions.
- You get these awesome tools to help you along the way on your treasure hunt…
Okay, I definitely want to know more!
o By registering for Brain Chase, your student is only committing to do about five hours of focused online academic work each week for five weeks. Because the curriculum is web-based, he or she can complete the work whenever, wherever, and in whatever order he or she prefers. Talk about convenient!
o Brain Chase is an online challenge, so you’ll need a high-speed Internet connection. It will work on the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari web browsers. You will be able to complete math, language and reading assignments on tablets. However, for the writing assignments, it’s recommended to have a desktop or laptop available.
o Brain Chase understands that kids may fall behind – the summer can be busy. Brain Chase allows students to catch up on missed work from previous weeks (although they won’t be allowed to work ahead).
o You can learn more about the flexibility of the program through this post on the Brain Chase blog.
Check out our previous blog post for more information on the 2015 Brain Chase Summer Learning Challenge and an exclusive coupon code to save 15%! After you’ve grabbed that coupon code you can visit www.BrainChase.com to sign up.