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I have partnered with Brain Chase and The Motherhood to share with you this great new program to help kids stay mentally active over the summer break. I was introduced to the Brain Chase Summer Learning Challenge (read the overview and see a video) a few months ago and love the idea behind it.
Brain Chase is an online summer learning adventure, for kids ages 7-14, that challenges them to do reading, writing, and math to unlock animated episodes that have clues to a real-life buried treasure – a $10,000 college scholarship!
The Treasure of this year’s hunt is the Sunstone of Cortés which is about 12 inches in diameter and has mechanically rotating components that open to reveal the center compartment, where the key to retrieve the $10,000 prize will be hidden!
Want a first-hand look at what your kids will be experiencing? Visit the new “dashboard demo” to how each week’s challenges work! You can interact with last year’s dashboard for detailed explanations about how kids’ work is tracked during the program’s five weeks.
New Language Learning Module:
The program also offers a new partnership with Rosetta Stone! All Brain Chase registrants will now have the opportunity to choose to participate in a language module as part of their online academic work. The language module, if selected, will replace the writing module. Students will be required to complete 2 lessons (a total of a little over an hour) each week in order to fulfill their language requirement and unlock the next episode. Students will be allowed to choose from 30+ languages when they register and will have a week at the beginning of the program in which to switch languages if they prefer. Rosetta Stone will be part of the all-inclusive pass to the best online curriculum providers that comes with Brain Chase registration.
Teacher referral reward program. Brain Chase is offering $15 to teachers for each of their students they refer to Brain Chase. Registrants who hear about Brain Chase from a teacher can simply enter that teacher’s name and school name at registration. Kids fight summer brain drain to win a treasure… and teachers win too! Download flyers to share with students here: Brain Chase for Schools.
Brain Chase will be offering a pricing package ($199 for the first registration, and then $100 for each sibling), along with a premium pricing package that will include Brain Chase registration plus a Brain Chase-branded adventure backpack, a Brain Chase t-shirt and Sunstone of Cortés patch ($249 for the first registration, and then $149 for each sibling). Later in the summer, these items will be available for a la carte purchase.
The Brain Chase Library Challenge:
Throughout the month of May, Brain Chase will be hosting a 4-city Library Challenge. In each of the following cities, they will hide a voucher worth $1,000 in a local public library:
- Seattle (May 11)
- Boston (May 18)
- Orange County (June 1)
A unique riddle will lead adventurers to the exact location of the voucher and a complimentary Brain Chase registration.
Stay Connected or Learn More:
- Visit the Brain Chase Website
- Register Your Child with Brain Chase – The Hunt begins At 9 a.m. ET on Monday, June 22, 2015!
- Visit Brain Chase on Facebook
- Tweet @BrainChase
- Check out the Brain Chase Blog