Math Games Kids Want to Play: BRAINIKA Review

Awesome Math Games by BRAINKA

Disclaimer: I received this product for free and was compensated for my time. My opinions are honest and true to my personal experience with this product.

Do your kids love Roblox as much as mine do? Seriously. My older kids are allowed one hour of screen time per day, and they continually choose to spend their time engrossed in various worlds in this pixilated universe. When I heard this amazing company, BRAINIKA, figured out how to make Roblox educational, I immediately wanted to know more.

BRAINIKA: Math Games on Roblox

BRAINIKA was started by a mom who grew frustrated trying to get her child to practice math facts during quarantine. Does that sound familiar to anyone else, or just me? Her child has ADHD, and she saw that he focused easily while playing Roblox. This resonated with me to my core, because two out of my three children have ADHD. I know first hand how easily it is for them to hyper focus on video games such as Roblox. Computer games are so incredibly stimulating to the ADHD brain. They encourage creative problem solving, which is a strength for those with ADHD.

BRAINIKA has taken the love children have for Roblox and paired it with educational math games. These games are geared towards kindergarteners through second graders. BRAINIKA creates various worlds within Roblox. Children must answer math facts to advance to the next level and complete the game. The game includes over three hundred adventures and over one thousand tasks, so there is always something new and exciting for your child to explore. Of course, kids do not need to be neuro-divergent to benefit from BRAINIKA. My non-ADHD child loves it all the same. They ask to play “math Roblox” during our homeschool almost daily, and I never feel guilty for saying yes. I know they are mastering math facts that otherwise would be relegated to boring flash cards.

What Do My Kids Think?

My school aged kids ask to play BRAINIKA daily. I asked them what their favorite part of these math games was, and here is what they had to say. My first grader said that she loves to climb the very high tree in Level 2. You earn coins by climbing the tree, and then you can spend coins on various things. My third grader said she loves the mazes and the obby (a jumping challenge common in Roblox games). They love the pet that rides on their character’s shoulder. When you enter the game, the pet is an Angry Bird, however you can use coins to purchase different pets to accompany your character on their adventure. BRAINIKA has 30-day challenges. At the end of the 30 days, kids earn 400 Robux. This is a very exciting prize, because kids use Robux to purchase a slew of different things in the Roblox universe. My favorite part of BRAINIKA is that I can log on to their website and access progress reports to see how my kids are doing. This helps me know if there is anything particular that we need to practice further.

Get Rewarded for Playing Math Games

Special Offer for Educational Math Games on Roblox

Here is the exciting part. BRAINIKA is offering a 50% discount off their annual subscription. Just click “Get Game” after clicking the link in this post. This discount will be available to you until September 30, 2021. Also, the developer of BRAINIKA wants you to know that if you are a school teacher, an educator, or a homeschooling parent with 3+ kids at home who has been using game-based learning, and you would like to use the BRAINIKA Math game in Roblox in class or for home assignments, BRAINIKA would like to give you FREE access. Reach out to Anika@brainika.co to inquire. How cool is that?! Some other important things to note are new levels are continually being added. Also (and this was something that made me hesitant of online games) the stranger chat feature is disabled in BRAINIKA (this is not the case for all Roblox games).

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Homeschool Room Tour

Homeschool Room Tour

Intentionally Well: Living on Purpose with Purpose Every Day

We are very lucky to have a dedicated homeschool room in our house. We converted a downstairs office to a space strictly for learning. Today, I wanted to give you a little tour of this room. Here’s the thing, I don’t live my life for social media. You’re not going to see the perfect Pinterest or Instagram space. However you will see a space that is practical and perfectly functional for our family.

I love having a separate space for our homeschool room. My children do their school work all over the house, often working on math in the living room for example. But, it’s nice to compartmentalize a little bit. I like walking out of the homeschool room at the end of the school day and closing the door to my teacher self.

Let Me Show You Around

I love our big table that has room for all of us. My kids sit here to do art or listen to me teach if I am using our white board. I love these wall filing shelves. I like to keep lots of colorful paper here for easy creative access. There is also a little turn table storage container to store our crayons, markers, and glue. Then, of course, we have a. bulletin board to hang up their creations.

I recently bought this cube storage shelf for my girls to store their textbooks. Last year, we used plastic storage boxes stacked under the table, but we moved a toy box upstairs to make room for this shelf. I really think it is going to work beautifully. Each school aged child gets a cubby. The baskets on the bottom will store our read-a-loud books, headphones, charging cords, and other miscellaneous things we use often.

My favorite thing that I have added is this little fidget station on top of the shelf. My children love to have something little to play with throughout the day, and I have already caught them playing at this station throughout the day.

On the opposite side of the room is this comfy chair that I love. I sit here often and read while my children are working independently. I love how it is positioned next to the windows. This rug is another favorite of mine. It provides a lot of texture and warmth to the space without being scratchy. The little wooden rocking chair is a favorite of my middle child. It actually belonged to my dad when he was a little boy, so it is extra special.

A you see, I don’t have rows of bookshelves. Honestly, I don’t have the room. This is both a good and a bad thing. Good because I have to really consider space when deciding how many books to buy. Bad because I have to consider space when deciding what books to buy. Ha! It is so easy to fall into the “give me all the books!” mindset when homeschooling. There are so many good ones! But in our homeschool room, I really only have these two long shelves for extra storage. They came with our house when we purchased it three years ago. Here is where I keep all my teacher manuals, flash cards, inflatable globe (seriously, don’t spend money on a real globe that takes up lots of space), and manipulatives for my preschooler. I also keep the spines for our social studies curriculum on these shelves.

There You Go

I hope you enjoyed this homeschool room tour. I hope this encourages you to use your space intentionally without feeling the pressure to make it look perfectly Pinterest approved. You do you, bestie. Create a space that is functional for your family and real life.