Review of the Brain Train by Peyton

The Brain Train company sent me an email of an e-book. I’ve read it, it was interesting and it teaches kids about life skills, nature, history, science and so many other things . I’m going to be briefly reviewing them. 

Even though it’s a kids book, I still really liked  it, and I found  it very interesting because it teaches in an enjoyable way.

The book is about a group of kids going on an adventure to search for the train in the forest. In the beginning of the book, the children went on a trip to see their aunt and uncle. The forest was by their Aunt and Uncle’s House.

The next morning, they decided to go outside hiking, an explored the forest that they’ve never been to before, that’s where they found the brain train. They were very curious about the train, so they went inside of it, and it  looked like a small house.

While they were inside the  brain train, it suddenly drove backwards into the water, the children didn’t know what was going on. They were  stuck in the train underwater, they planned to figure out the way to escape the train in the ocean.

While still stuck in the ocean, they drove down next to the old shipwreck. They were trying to find a way to escape the ocean, either by riding onto the beach shore, or by calling  for help from their family or friends. What should they do? Do they get out?

I don’t want to give away too much, because . I want to encourage you to get that book, and read it yourself! 😁

Though it’s not yet available on the AppStore, they have a mobile app game that teaches kids to explore, solve puzzles and has other fun things to do!

We encourage you to get the app for your kids once it’s released. This book is good for all kids, even autistic kids and teens. It’s a great teaching tool, especially for life skills. It’s challenging but fun!

So we highly recommend it!! The crowdfunding kickstarter will be launched a day before Fourth of July. If you’re really interested in The Brain Train, be sure to follow their account on Twitter, @BrainTrainApp   and here is their website https://www.thinkofmagicstudios.com/subscribe

I hope you enjoy reading my blog! Thanks and don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @PeytonAwesomism I’m also on instagram and Flipboard! Peyton

 

Why Homeschool gets a grade A from us!

We homeschool Peyton. I have since he started school. Many people ask me if I started homeschooling with him because he is autistic? My response is No. I actually homeschooled all three of my older children also.

I am a strong believer in homeschooling, but I also know it isn’t for everyone. I personally found it a great venue for my kids.

My older kids were under an umbrella school as well as taking classes in a class setting. They were in a “homeschool school” that was classical education.

They had plenty of social time and other activities, not to mention great classes. It was somewhat amusing to me that others had opinions on how I should raise and educate my kids, yet never took the time to actually find out what umbrella schools and other such venues are! In fact now that homeschooling is becoming more mainstream, the amount available to families is almost overwhelming! Continue reading

My Doorbell’s Smarter Than Your Doorbell…by Mark

Lynne and I are lucky. Peyton can take care of himself for short times  He can straighten his room, take out the trash, do the dishes, feed and walk the dogs and other life skills we’ve worked with him on.  He can cook for himself and occasionally for us. He knows not to leave the burners on the stove on, and has occasionally busted me for forgetting to turn off the burner. Since he is homeschooled, he has a schedule that he adheres to that begins most mornings with a 10 minute workout to clear some of the cobwebs and get the blood flowing. Then it’s on to his workbooks, reading or online classes from websites like Coursera or Khan Academy, with a couple of breaks including for lunch, and then winding up with chores and or playing with his friend Josh. Continue reading