Brain Fitness Exercises for Your Children - Brain Fitness Training
By Andrew Loh
Physical exercises like walking, playing field games, jumping and
climbing can help both adults and children improve and enhance their
level of body fitness. Regular exercises will assist you maintain
your body weight and manage good health. Physical fitness is
essential to everyone including your children. Brain
exercises are as critical and important as physical ones, if not
more. Physical exercises and fitness training will help you keep
your body fit, while brain exercises will assist your brain maintain
its sharpness and agility.
Why brain train exercises are critical for your children? How do
they help them and in what manner they can make your children's
brain sharper? Let us go back to the basics of brain. We use our
brain and its critical functions as long as we live. When we touch
or smell something, our complex nerve system sends out an important
message to the brain to evaluate and analyze the perceived
sensation. The brain cells start processing billions of complex
calculations to check what has just happened. The result is that you
will recognize that there is smoothing in front of you that smells
sweet or pleasant or even foul. Similarly, when you see something,
you will send a request to your brain to check what you have just
seen. Brain is too complex, quizzical and challenging to understand.
Its invisible role is too difficult to comprehend as well. However,
you can put some efforts to make your brain fitter and sharper.
Brain fitness exercises provide a number of benefits to your
children. Some of them are as follows:
Note: Brain fitness exercise means stimulating your children's brain
and its basic functions.
Improve basic brain functions like cognition, thinking and
Protecting the brain against quick decay and decline.
Help enhance the basic learning abilities.
Assist the brain to organize its and basic functions, so that your
children can be very quick in their learning.
Help the brain cells to retrieve information from the large
database within the shortest possible time.
A brain based learning process is necessary for the normal mental
growth. Brain based learning is a special learning program that can
keep your children's brain fit and healthy for a long period.
Here are some simple brain exercise games that your children can use
Use flash cards: Playing with flash cards can help children develop
their cognition. Colorful picture cards will help your children
remember and reproduce events with relative ease.
Playing with colorful blocks and jigsaw patterns: Blocks, patterns
and puzzles will help your children streamline their thinking
ability. Most of these play toys will be colorful and they will have
different shapes, sizes and patterns. Playing with such toys will
help your children enhance eye-muscle-mental coordination. Better
cognition comes, when your children master the art of recognizing
shapes, patterns and sizes of the play toys along with their color
Word search games: For older children, word search games could keep
their brain fit. Apart from developing memory power, your children
will also learn basic vocabulary, which in turn develops language
Use both sides of the body: We are trained to use just one side of
the brain; most of us are right brained and we need considerable
efforts to use both sides of the brain. Train your children to use
non-dominant side of their body, like non dominant hand or leg. If
your children are left-handed, ask them to use their right hand
The game of treasure hunt: Outfield sport events like treasure hunt
will help your children develop thinking, visualization and
cognition. This famous game involves solving tricky problems by
providing equally tricky solutions. It also demands your children
search for an object that is hidden somewhere in a safe place. Your
children will also need to visualize the place where the object is
Obstacle course games: Obstacle games like carrying lemon on a spoon
kept inside your children's mouth will help them learn how to
coordinate their body and mind.
While brain fit or train exercises are immensely beneficial, they
can be extremely joyous too. Make sure that they become a daily part
in your children's lives. The benefits that your children derive
from them could be huge, while the brain fitness achieved will be
phenomenal. Make sure that your children adapt them to their daily
lives just like any other daily chore, like eating food or drinking
milk. Brain exercises will empower your children with a special
mental ability that will eventually help them achieve academic
excellence and professional perfection.
Brain Fitness: A Recipe for Feeding Your Child's Dreams and Unlocking Their Maximum Brain Power
By Dr. Simon Evans
Dr. Simon Evans is a Brain Research Scientist, a Youth
sports coach and a parent with a plan to help people secure
This book will show you how to boost your children's chances
for physical and intellectual success.
Achieve peak physical and mental health.
Acquire laser focused attention.
Master creativity and independent thinking.
Maximize self-confidence and self-reliance.