Neurology frightens me. I prefer not to think too hard about that pulpy mass inside my skull that makes me tick, in case it short-circuits. Perhaps Your Fantastic Elastic Brain will change my mind though.
It looks excellent: an iPad book-app that aims to teach children about their brains in an entertaining but educational way, based on an existing print book.
It’s aimed at school-age kids – five and up – blending interactive “brain workouts” with text and animations. “Learn to play chess, feel the emotion evoked through music and art, volunteer, challenge yourself to do something new, and become more familiar with the world around you,” explains its App Store listing.
There’s also a Journal feature to keep track of your children’s progress through the app. Hats off to developer Invention Arts and publisher Little Pickle Press: this looks like a great way of breaking down some fairly-complex science into something enjoyable and engaging.
Plus it costs £1.99 at the time of writing as an introductory offer, which looks like good value to me (and my brain).