With a few longer distance trips on the horizon I’ve been looking at different ways to keep my 5 year old entertained! Monkey and I have been putting Brain Factor to the test!
If you are looking for a different way to entertain, engage and educate your children aged between 3-7 years then it’s worth find out more about Brain Factor. There are 4 different quiz book style ‘fan’ sets aimed at 3-4, 4-5, 5-6 and 6-7 year olds with activities relevant to each age range.
With Monkey being 5, I opted for the 5-6 years Brain Factor fan set so that he can see his progress over the coming months. The fan has 25 different activity pages – with 3 different questions on each page, and the answers are hidden on the page behind.
Monkey is learning to read at the moment, but he doesn’t know enough to be able to use the cards totally alone as yet. I’d hoped that the Brain Factor set would come in handy on our road trip to Cornwall, I’m not sure that’s going to work well at the moment. But on our next flight, when we’re sat together, I can really see this set coming into its own.
There are all sorts of activities including spot the difference, addition and subtraction, general knowledge, telling the time, number and colour sequencing. So lots to keep children entertained, whether it be for a short burst or as a more structured activity.
We’ve been having lots of fun with Brain Factor over breakfast. Spotting the difference, working out colour sequencing and trying to improve our maths skills. Monkey did get confused with the question What number is 4 less than 21? I personally think that could be better worded for the age range – What is 21 minus 4? But perhaps that’s just me?
I like the real mix of activities, if there is something that’s a little too hard, no problem, we just go to the next question on the card. The set will keep Monkey’s interest as his knowledge grows.
It’s a great set to pop inside it’s case and have in a handbag. It’s educational as well as fun, so I know Monkey is really getting something useful from it. The questions also lead on to further discussions – for instance, one question showed 3 different flowers and you have to identify which one had thorns. We then walked around our garden looking for plants with thorns. I do like things that offer discussion points!
Monkey has been putting Brain Factor to the test and he gives it a big thumbs up.
For £6.99 I think these Brain Factor sets are a really handy accessory and ideal for travelling. Eileen at ET Speaks from home has slightly older children and they’ve been having fun with the sets too.
The 4 sets are available from Waterstones and Amazon – see my affiliate links below.
disclaimer: we were sent this set in exchange for an honest review