Verbal, Visual, Numerical Brain Game Series

Sometimes it is hard to break out of your routine. It is no different when it comes to exercise programs that either involves physical or brain fitness activities.  Challenging your brain with something new, especially out of your comfort zone, can be less intimidating by taking baby steps. This brain game series of 3 unique modalities comes with several options. The flash drive allows you to print off various pages while the workbook is something you can conveniently open up and do when the spirit moves you.

In some cases, especially those involved in presenting activities for older adults including the brain games programs, the possibilities are endless in terms of the variety of options. They allow you to find the activities most appealing to the individual interests of each of the participants.

First of all, each person has different strengths. Are you good with numbers? What about those visual spatial skills or are you drawn to word and letter combinations? Try something different by first taking advantage of the sample pages. Each activity in the visual, numerical and verbal brain game series progresses from simple to complex in three different but related levels (I , II and III). Some of the harder ones can be tricky so throw away the rules because this is not school. It is an opportunity to take a peek at the answer and then try and figure out how that answer was derived.

Several months ago I got an email from a speech-language pathologist using one of these exercises asking for the reasoning behind the solution. Actually it took me awhile to figure it out myself and it made me smile.  Just because I wrote it, does not mean I automatically had the answer.

What can you look forward to? A variety of challenges are available so check out some of the sample pages.

Numerical Brain Games: Counting, Before After or  Between, Hidden Numbers, Decoding, Number Sequencing, Numbers in Wheels, Numbers in Boxes, Fractional Relationships, Missing Numbers, and Number Relationships

Verbal Brain Games: Run Ons, Correct Spelling, Incorrect Spelling, Missing Vowels, Words in Wheels, Hidden Word Puzzles, Letter Maze, Letter Sequencing, Letter Relationships, Related Words, Words Within Words, Common Missing Letters, Common Missing Words and Letters, More Common Missing Words and Letters, and Word Relationships

Visual Brain Games: Matching Identicals, Different Shapes, Tracking, Size Comparison, Copy or Divide, Pattern Sequencing, Counting, Analogies, Pattern Completion, Which Does Not Belong, Hidden Shapes, Remove or Add, Shape Formation, Combining Shapes, and Missing Parts.

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 I am always doing things I can’t do — that’s how I get to do them. – Pablo Picasso

About Kathryn Kilpatrick

Kathryn Kilpatrick received her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 1968 from the University of Massachusetts. She has worked in a variety of settings, primarily in Ohio, including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and for decades in the area of home health care. Kathryn is president of Memory Fitness Matters (www.memoryfitnessmatters.com) and Communication Connection(www.connectionsincommunication.com). She offers memory coaching for all ages and has a geriatric consulting practice. She is a national motivational speaker and author of more than 30 products to enhance communication and connection as well as a Memory Fitness Toolkit. Kathryn brings her decades of experience as a speech-language pathologist to all those wanting to enhance their quality of life, particularly when there are communication, memory and cognitive challenges. Her websites offer information on a wide variety of topics related to elder care concerns as well as memory fitness and successful aging.
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