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TurboCharge Your Brain
by Felice Prager   

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Category: 

Children

Publisher:  Extra Medium Publications ISBN-10:  1468130064 Type: 
Pages: 

176

ISBN-13:  9781468130065
Non-Fiction

TurboCharge Your Brain contains challenging thematic quizzes for kids (and adults) who enjoy humor and interesting word games.

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TurboCharge Your Brain is the first book in the <b>TurboCharge Your Brain Series. The second book is called  SuperTurboCharge Your Brain.


These books contain a variety of quizzes, puzzles, and challenges PLUS stimulating learning content for kids (and adults) in an entertaining workbook format. It is geared toward the upper middle learner – approximately aged 10 to 17, however, that is not a rule. Younger and older children will easily find this book entertaining and challenging. The quizzes can be used alone or interactively.

Though some of the material is relatively difficult, it is uniquely set up to provide approachable and interesting content for all learners. The level of challenge also keeps the more advanced student from being bored. It provides the perfect answer to "I have nothing to do."

Unlike traditional word search and crossword puzzles, these “quizzes” were designed to get the participant to think. They are not simply time-fillers.

The book works quite well for interactive family or classroom activities when used as a source of a game. It works well as a vacation book to be taken on road trips or airplane trips. The content in the book is not so time consuming that it would interfere with schoolwork if used as additional stimulation during school days. It also does not look like work, so it is possible to offer it to your child or student without it seeming like “more homework” or punishment.

Enjoy watching your child learn and grow.


Excerpt

A Nosey Quiz - Ahhhhhhhh Choooooooo!

Instruction Manual: For each of the clues listed below, see if you can sniff out something that has to do with that thing in the middle of your face. Who knows? Maybe it will get your motor humming.


1. This classic character (from the novel by author Carlo Collodi) was made out of wood by Geppetto and had one that grew every time he told a lie. Jiminy Cricket was the name of his friend in the animated Disney movie version of the story.

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2. He and his six brothers worked in a mine and took care of Snow White. Created by the Brothers Grimm in 1812, Sleepy, Doc, Bashful, Happy, Dopey, and Grumpy did not have names until Walt Disney decided to name them in 1937.

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3. This is the common name for a type of plastic surgery which either can help a person breathe better or change the appearance of the person’s face. Doctors call it rhinoplasty. (2 words)

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4. This is the front of a rocket, guided missile, or aircraft. It uses its shape to help stop resistance and make the machine move faster and more smoothly. These are also designed for travel in and under water and in high-speed land vehicles. (2 words)

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TurboCharge Your Brain
I bought this book on a hunch. I am familiar with the author's adult work, and her other books are so creative that I thought I'd give her kid quiz book a chance. I am NOT disappointed.

TurboCharge Your Brain contains dozens of upbeat and challenging quizzes for kids on a large variety of topics. Some are word games. Others require a little Internet research. The thing they all have in common is that they're fun. The questions range from easy to challenging - but the answer key at the back of the book gives the reader a chance to learn something new. In this case, I don't think cheating is cheating since it's a win-win for the person reading the book.

The book also inserts related trivia between quizzes. These are charming and thematic. In fact, my son so loves the trivia that he's been trying to test me to see if I know these little known treasures.

I'm so glad I bought this book. I just ordered the second book in the series - SuperTurboCharge Your Brain.



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