To raise awareness about the brain’s ability to change at any age, LearningRx brain training centers across the United States are holding a Brain OlympicsRx event. The local cognitive skills center, LearningRx Fairfax, will be holding its event on Saturday, May 23, from noon to 4 p.m.
For every person that participates in our Brain Olympics, LearningRx-Fairfax will donate $10 to Brain Injury Services.
The free event will be an entertaining but low-pressure environment to flex mental muscles with a day of cognitive competitions, including:
The Brain Bee – a backwards spelling bee
The Deck-athlon – speed sorting specially designed cards
Noggin Art – complete art tasks on your head
Memory Marathon – how many words can you remember?
Tangramathon – recreate the tangram formations
Speed Stack Cups – fastest time to create the pattern wins
Memory Math Sprint – a fun multi-tasking math challenge
Other events will include designing a flag, fueling up on healthy brain foods, learning about the cool capabilities of the brain and more.
The Brain OlympicsRx event is open to children and adults of all ages (seniors welcome) and abilities, and all games, snacks and prizes are free. Walk-ins are welcome but pre-registration is requested to help facilitate planning.
“These aren’t academic exercises, they’re cognitive fun,” says LearningRx Fairfax Center Director, Rebecca Oliver. “We know that during the summer the average student loses approximately 2.6 months of grade-level equivalency in math computation skills and overall, teachers typically spend four weeks re-teaching or reviewing materials that students have forgotten over summer break. The Brain OlympicsRx event is a free and family-oriented event to help kids learn ways to fight this ‘Summer Slide.’”
To learn more about the event or to register, call 703-995-9945.
LearningRx Fairfax is a local, cognitive skills training center that specializes in treating learning struggles. The programs’ game-like exercises and one-to-one trainer-to-student ratios provide guaranteed improvement.