The Surprising Impact of Brain Games on Learning

School Library Journal
Playing computer games designed to improve cognitive functions can be even more effective at increasing students’ reading and math performance than traditional methods, such as one-on-one tutoring programs and extended learning time after school or during the summer, according to a new study by Yale University.researchers. In addition, the study shows that using these “brain-activation” games as a warm-up or “priming” activity before working on academic content can better prepare children to learn than other strategies educators use to focus students’ attention, such as eliminating distractions and making sure there is adequate lighting.

Check out more of our selected reading news stories. Each weekday, we gather interesting news headlines about reading and early education. You can also sign up for our daily email service (or a weekly digest), to get the latest reading headlines sent directly to you.

"Books are a uniquely portable magic." —

Stephen King