November 19 is National Play Monopoly Day
Thursday, November 19 is National Play Monopoly Day and LearningRx (www.LearningRx.com), the largest one-on-one brain training company in the world, wants you to know about the brain-boosting benefits of the game.
Of course, the game is fun and makes for a great night of family bonding, but it also boosts important cognitive skills, including strategy, planning, attention, math fluency, and logic & reasoning. It’s these cognitive skills that allow your brain to think, read, learn, remember, reason and pay attention. Working together, they take incoming information and move it into the bank of knowledge you use every day at school, at work and in life.
In fact, most learning struggles are caused by one or more weak cognitive skills. That helps explain why even smart kids can have a learning disability! Just imagine a very smart kid who has strong cognitive skills, with the exception of processing speed. He/she can do homework, answer questions in class and take tests, but everything might take much longer than their peers. This is a real problem when it comes to timed tests and heavy homework loads. Homework that should take an hour might end up taking three hours for someone with slow processing speed.
To read LearningRx's review of Monopoly, or to see other games, apps, toys, books and websites that help boost cognitive skills, visit www.learningrxreviews.com.