How many blocks can you stack before they fall? Learn about your brain as you stack and balance shapes. The act of balancing the blocks models the way the Cerebellum helps us stay on an even keel whether we’re riding a bike or running down a path. Along the way, you absorb interesting facts about the brain and how the Cerebellum is responsible for balance and coordination.
Brain Balance with Sara Bellum is an app in Morphonix’s NeuroPlay Adventures series: mobile apps, stories and songs that introduce children to the workings of the brain in a fun and engaging way. Although designed for kids 5-8, all ages will enjoy Brain Balance with Sara Bellum.
There are three levels, plus a Did You Know section with a Cerebellum song. Twenty shapes, including irregular shapes that increase the challenge of fitting together and balancing the blocks make playing the game again new and fun. Thousands of potential combinations are possible.
Sara Bellum flies in on her trapeze to guide you through the game. You stack blocks of different shapes on a plank, choosing where to place a shape and how each new shape changes the balance of your stack. The blocks obey the laws of physics and gravity, giving the game a vividly realistic feel – especially when the blocks tumble.
When you stack all the blocks in a round, Sara performs a high-flying trick!
Children come to understand the working of their Cerebellum by playing the game. They use their Cerebellum to place and balance the blocks. Most importantly, children learn to nurture and protect their brain because it’s the only one they’ve got!
Morphonix is an award-winning developer of learning games that teach children about neuroscience and their growing brains in a fun and engaging way. Awards for previous games include Common Sense Media ON for Learning Award and Parents’ Choice Gold Award.
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“Morphonix approaches learning about the brain so subtly and invitingly, the players don’t even recognize the are being taught. Better yet, they seem to remember the details of what they have been through.”
-- Floyd Bloom, MD, Professor Emeritus, The Scripps Research Institute
THE GROWING BRAIN
Children’s brains are extraordinarily dynamic. Our games nurture and stimulate them. By playing Brain Balance, kids will:
• Gain a new sense of wonder and appreciation for their brain.
• Appreciate what an amazing and vital organ the human brain is.
• Understand that the Cerebellum helps them balance and coordinate.
Development of this app was supported by the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health under Award #R44MH096339. The content is solely the responsibility of the developers and does not represent the official views of The National Institutes of Health.