A Parent's Guide to BrainNook
||BrainNook is a new online game that helps kids develop Math and English skills while exploring the Earth and playing safely with others.
BrainNook contains over a hundred educational games based on important concepts in the critical foundational subjects of Math and English Grammar. Children play these games while exploring colorful virtual worlds, safely competing and interacting with other children, and solving puzzles.
This page contains answers to some of the common questions we receive from parents. If a question you have isn't answered here, please send us an email at email@example.com, and we'll be happy to answer!
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What can kids do in BrainNook?
How is BrainNook a safe place for kids to play online?
How is BrainNook different from other kids' virtual worlds?
How are the games in BrainNook appropriate for young children?
What skills does BrainNook develop?
What is the Parent Report Center?
Which ages should use BrainNook?
What is a BrainNook Premium Membership?
How can I learn more?
In BrainNook, children take on the role of an alien who has crashlanded on the Earth and is traveling around the planet. As children progress through BrainNook, they will explore virtual worlds based on different regions of the Earth, play over a hundred educational games, and safely chat and interact with children from around the world.
Children can play games of many different complexity levels in BrainNook. Some games test simple concepts such as adding single-digit numbers, or recognizing objects from their pictures, while others test more advanced concepts such as spatial visualization, fractions, homophones and syllables.
The games in BrainNook are designed to be more than a simple question and answer session, and involve diverse gameplay elements that develop multiple skills. By combining graphics, animation and sound, BrainNook makes practice of fundamental skills fun for children.
The BrainNook User Guide has more information about the many fun things that kids can do in BrainNook!
Your child's online safety is very important to us. All newly created user accounts in BrainNook must be activated by a parent. If an account is not activated, it becomes disabled, and the child will no longer be able to log in until the account is activated.
In the game, children can communicate with each other only through pre-approved chat phrases, or through whitelist chat. There is no way for children to send text messages containing unapproved words to other players. Children can play games against each other, but again, no chat is permitted; children can only see (and try to beat) the other player's score.
All usernames created as part of the registration process in BrainNook are reviewed by a team of moderators. Inappropriate usernames will be changed, or the user will be banned permanently.
BrainNook is focused on education and exploration. It develops critical skills important to life success, while engaging children through enjoyable games, social interaction and virtual world exploration. The games in BrainNook are graded by difficulty, meaning that children will be able to progress from easier to more difficult games as their skill level increases. This ensures that children of different skill levels can enjoy BrainNook without becoming frustrated or bored.
The games in BrainNook are based on the Common Core State Standards, a set of educational standards that has been adopted by most states in the US.
Most games in BrainNook are based on a specific topic or activity from these content standards for the subjects of Mathematics and English. This ensures that the subject matter and difficulty of each game in BrainNook is at the appropriate level for children in Grades 1-5.
BrainNook is most appropriate for children 6 to 11 years old. However, even younger or older children are likely to enjoy the wide range of activities in BrainNook - so don't be surprised if your child loves BrainNook even though they're outside this age range!
BrainNook directly develops Math and English skills through age-appropriate educational games. In addition, due to the interactive, fast-paced nature of these games, it indirectly helps children develop many fundamental skills such as reading, reasoning, decision-making, analysis, memorization, dexterity and computer literacy.
The Parent Report Center in BrainNook gives parents an easy-to-understand snapshot of where their kids have been spending time in BrainNook. More information is available on the Parent Report Center help page.
A BrainNook Premium Membership allows your child to access all available content in BrainNook. Free users can access some but not all the games and worlds in BrainNook. You can read more about becoming a BrainNook Premium Member here.
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