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BRAINtastic Version 2 Word Skills Two

by Edalive
Windows XP / Vista / 7, Mac OS X
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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  • Suitable for ages 7-11, Key Stage 2
  • Over 1200 age appropriate learning activities
  • Builds and consolidates practical literacy proficiencies
  • Promotes confidence in using basic functional elements of language-spelling,grammar and punctuation
  • Educational content covering understanding of common spelling patterns and rules
  • Establishing commands of grammar and punctuation fundamentals
  • Expanding and enriching vocabulary focusing on prefixes,suffixes,synonyms,antonyms,homphones,homographs,and homonyms
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System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows XP / Vista / 7, Mac OS X
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B003KG9ZUM
  • Release Date: 21 Jun 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,513 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

BRAINtastic Word Skills TWO

Irresistible learning motivated by gripping Reward Games! Give your child a positive and empowering language experience with BRAINtastic Word Skills.

The BRAINtastic Word Skills TWO Logo and Icons

Word Skills TWO

Overview

This title contains over 1,200 carefully sequenced learning activities that will build your child's confidence and skills.

  • Ages 7-11
  • Over 1,200 carefully sequenced learning activities
  • Fully correlated with the National Literacy Strategy, Key Stage 1
  • Three cool Reward Games: Hamster Hospital, Samurai Sculpt and Extreme Superheroes
  • Spelling patterns & rules
  • Vocabulary building: prefixes, suffixes, synonyms, antonyms, homophones, homographs and homonyms
  • Establish command of grammar and punctuation fundamentals
  • Formal elements of grammar

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The BRAINtastic Word Skills Reward Games

The BRAINtastic Word Skills Reward Games

3 Cool Reward Games!

Each time players reach their set educational content goal (usually five or so activities) they are rewarded with a few minutes of Reward Game fun! Because each child will enjoy different game styles, each BRAINtastic series features three or more unique Reward Games for them to choose from. This ensures every student remains motivated to keep learning!

 Hamster Hospital

Assist the hamster doctor by healing the sick hamsters. Be careful - you must choose wisely as your medicine is limited ...

 Samurai Sculpt

Help Mr Samurai hack the marble into a sculpture by typing the correct code sequence while racing against the clock.

 Extreme Superheroes

Design your ultimate Super Hero! What kind of cool gadgets, flowing cape & distinctive costume will you choose?

The Power of BRAINtastic

The Power of BRAINtastic - Maximum Motivation

The Reward-Based Learning System

BRAINtastic is the reward-based learning system, where the work is almost as much fun as the games! Every child is unique in their capacity for effort for reward, so BRAINtastic allows you to vary the amount of work to be completed before they can play a Reward Game. You choose the activities and your kids choose a cool Reward Game!

  • Gives your child maximum motivation to keep on learning!
  • Humorous twists, constant feedback and corrections to keep students engaged and on-task
  • Activity types include text input, missing answer, drag-and-drop, multiple choice, true or false and more!
  • "Questions Only" mode allows kids to focus on the content without playing the Reward Games

Target Your Child's Learning Needs

  • Use BRAINtastic straight out of the box or zero-in on individual learning needs with the diagnostic tools and custom content
  • Addresses individual learning needs by setting the ability level and individually enabling or disabling different maths categories
  • Powerful administration and user-management features that can track the results of up to 10 users
  • View results for specific progress levels and learning area categories
  • Display, export and print detailed user statistics
  • Review actual questions answered correctly and incorrectly

Other BRAINtastic Series

The BRAINtastic system consists of three series covering Maths, Reading Success and Word Skills with titles for ages 5 to 15+.

As you expand your BRAINtastic installation to include titles from other series, EXTRA Reward Games will be automatically added to your BRAINtastic system. Mix and match the new educational content modules with existing Reward Games and vice versa.

Other BRAINtastic Series

About EdAlive

Since 1987, EdAlive has been helping parents and teachers instil the love of learning in their children through educating, motivating and rewarding software, and has grown to be one of the world's leading publishers of educational software for primary aged children.

The EdAlive range consists of over 50 powerful titles that motivate kids to learn through fun. Over the past few years EdAlive has won over 60 awards and endorsements recognising the quality of its software. The flexible educational content and customisable user settings allow parents to target their child's learning needs.

EdAlive software is real learning fully integrated with addictive fun!


Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Word skills 21 July 2011
By Smallvillenews VINE VOICE
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I found this to be good educational software in comparison to alternatives currently available. It is curriculum based and suitable for year 3-4 children, ages 7-9. The creators aim it at 7-11 year olds, but I have a 10 year old who hates it and thinks it is very "babyish". The programme has various English based tasks for your child to answer, designed to help your child to develop correct use of language and spelling. The programme is designed to help build confidence in English and the use of words. There are also a few games to play (meant as a reward for doing the mental workouts), but in this day and age of the games console, they are just too childish to be of any value to its age market, so I feel it would have been better to just add more educational elements instead and leave any "reward" to parents.

I generally think any educational software is going to struggle in the current market, when children do not want to sit at home doing yet more "schoolwork" when they could be having playtime, but this software could be used alongside homework.
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By Pardo VINE VOICE
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As with the maths versions of these products, I think these look pretty ropey - the graphics are very poor, and the Australian voices shouting "Great Work!" get very trying...but, my daughter loved it and when we first got this she happily spent an hour at a time on it.

The questions are the sort of thing your kids will get in tests at school and are mapped very closely against the UK syllabus. There are six levels for each of the years included in your disc (in our case year 3 and 4). Basically you answer a set number of questions and you get a certain amount of time playing a reward game. The "administrator" can set the number of questions and the length of reward game time and you can password protect this to make sure your kids don't decide to give themselves extra game time and/or fewer questions.

I can't comment on most of the reward games as my daughter only plays "Extreme Fashion" a game where you get to chose a girl and pick her clothes and accessories. We've flirted with "Bug Whack", has a very Australian feel to it - you get to hit various creepy crawlies with a flip flop - but keep coming back to Extreme Fashion.

One thing to note is that if you have other products in this series that reward games are are interchangeable - ie if you have both the English and the maths product, once you've loaded both products on to your machine all the reward games are available in all the different products so if there is a game on the maths one your kid likes, he or she will be able to play it on the English one and vice versa.

My only caveat is whether the whole "reward" thing is the right approach for education.
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3.0 out of 5 stars My 8-year old quite likes it. 27 Nov 2010
By Small Scale VINE VOICE
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The words that follow are from my 8-year old daughter:

I think that Word Skills is a good way of learning how to do things like putting words into sentences correctly, grouping same words together, and spellings. You also get reward games like design a superhero, hamster hospital and stuff. I quite liked it, but I've only done level 1 so far and it was quite easy. There are about 6 levels to try. Also, if you want to do just questions you don't have to do a reward game.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Fun and Highly Educational 31 Oct 2010
By Wendy Jones TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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This has been used extensivley by a 9 year old who thought it was great fun. The basic premise is that you have to work your way through a series of spelling tasks which become more difficult and more complex as you progress through the stages. There are rewards at the end of each task, which makes you want to work your way towards these. Although the fun element is definitely present the educational value of this product becomes immediately apparent and helps to develop spelling skills in an imaginative way. I definitley recommend this product. My 9 year old niece played with this for hours and thought it was great, which I think is recommendation enough
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