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BRAINTastic Version 2 Reading Success Five

Platform : Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X
4.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

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  • Ages 8-10 depending on the needs of your child
  • Over 450 activities covering 3 years of schooling
  • Learn to think words and build powerful reading skills for life
  • Educational content includes vocabulary extension, reading for life and pleasure, poems, prose, lists and more
  • Simple, kid-friendly animated interface that enhances self-directed learning
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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: B003KG9ZTI
  • Release Date: 21 Jun. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,541 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

BRAINtastic v2 Reading Success FIVE

Irresistible learning motivated by gripping Reward Games! Build essential reading skills to unlock life's treasures!

The Reading Success FIVE Logo and Icons


Reading Success uniquely combines sight and sound for maximum learning potential!

This title develops you child's ability to think rather than hear words using activities that extend their vocabulary, build comprehension skills and much more!

  • Ages 8-10 depending on the needs of your child.
  • Over 450 activities covering 3 years of schooling
  • Four cool Reward Games: Toy Storm, ReBop, Face Maker Guys and Face Maker Girls
  • Fully correlated with the National Literacy Strategy
  • Integrated speech is removed so that children learn to think the meaning of words rather than hear their sounds
  • Vocabulary extension
  • Reading for life and pleasure
  • Poems, prose, lists and more!


Screenshots of BRAINtastic Reading Success FIVE

Which title do I choose?

Help your child be the best reader they can! Because children learn to read at vastly different rates it is important that you match the needs of your child with the most appropriate title from the BRAINtastic Reading Success series. Simply choosing a title matched by age may not be the best for your child. Use the following guide to assist you.

Beginning Reader!

Start your child on their reading journey with titles ONE and TWO and let them progress through the carefully structured, step-by-step activities.

Emerging Reader!

Fill in any skill gaps and then develop and broaden their reading skills. Start at titles ONE or TWO and work through the titles to their level.

Struggling Reader!

Start at title ONE and work through the activities in order. Struggling readers often have specific learning gaps and it is vital that these are addressed before progressing to titles TWO, THREE and FOUR.

Power Reader!

Make the most of your child's reading talent by challenging and stimulating them with a diverse range of reading material. Choose a title above their age. For older children, titles FIVE and SIX will enrich their reading lives!

The BRAINtastic Reading Success Reward Games

The BRAINtastic Reading Success Reward Games

4 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!


Toy Storm

The toys are on the loose! Use your toy tackling skills to get them back in the toy box.



Watch the ball bounce on the bubbles and remember where it Bops. Then use your memory and the mouse to ReBop!


Face Maker Guys

Create and print wild and wacky faces. Choose from hundreds of different shapes, eyes, noses, mouths, hairstyles and skin colours.


Face Maker Girls

Create and print wild and wacky faces. Choose from hundreds of different shapes, eyes, noses, mouths, hairstyles and skin colours.

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!

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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 8-10 year olds, but I have a 10 year old who says it is very "babyish". The programme has various reading tasks for your child, ranging from what seems to be ridiculously easy young reader tasks to more age related reading. The software is designed to help your child to build confidence in all aspects of reading, from learnning words to understanding text. There are also a few games to play (meant as a reward for doing the reading/educational tasks), 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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This fantastic fun way of learning reading skills helps with linking sounds and letters. Enhancing vocabulary with over 460 activities.Most activities have intergrated speach and audio support.Also included in this are text based activities that will increase knowledge of comprehnsion and meaning.
I think the secret of keeping the child interested for over a hour at a time is through the reward games for example Toy Storm, a game you have to try and get all the toys back in to the box.Other games such as Rebop and Face maker are also included as game rewarda.
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Very colourful graphics with easy to use menus. The kids loved the reward games - especially Facemaker. So much fun I don't think they realised they were learning at the same time!

Great Product!
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