On Supplementing Summer Learning

The countdown to summer is officially on! Although we still have a few weeks left to go, “last day of school” photos are firing up on social media everywhere.  The kids are standing a bit taller, and it’s amazing, really, to watch such leaps in learning throughout the academic year.  Whether your summer plans are super packed or fluid and spontaneous, we’ve teamed up with a solid supplemental summer learning program that we can stand behind.   Over the past few months, we’ve featured Brain Chase and shared details on the program’s structure and academic foundation.

Brain Chase online summer learning

Here’s why Brain Chase stood out among the influx of summer learning pitches that landed in my inbox.

  • Solid Academic Program: Brain Chase continues to take center stage in the national spotlight. This recent article in the New York Times gives a great profile on the company.
  • Flexibility: The program is built to accommodate all sorts of summer plans. In this five-week program, students commit to about five hours of online academic work per week.  That said, students can catch up on missed work – and as long as a high-speed internet service is accessible, work can be done anywhere.
  • Supplemental Aspect: Brain Chase offers a fun and exciting way to fit academic learning into the adventurous summer months. Even if the summer months are jam packed with camp, activities, and vacations –  Brain Chase gives students positive educational screen time that can fit into any schedule.
  • Premium Pricing: Alongside the regular pricing package of $199 for the first child, and $100 for each sibling, Brain Chase rolled out  Premium Price options that include a bunch of extras.  In comparison to the drop-in programs in our area, Brain Chase is reasonably priced – and you don’t have to worry about sticking to rigid schedules and lost funds for missing classes.

Brain Chase officially kicks off on June 22nd,  and our 7-year-old is incredibly excited to join in the hunt for actual buried treasure!

This post is sponsored by Brain Chase via the Motherhood.  Opinions, as always are my own. Thanks for reading!


How To Prevent Summer Learning Loss with Brain Chase

With a taste of high temps this week the countdown to summer has officially begun!  We welcome fun and adventure, and a break from the classroom, but we don’t want our children to loose academic ground over the fluid summer months.

A few weeks ago we featured an exciting online summer enrichment program called Brain ChaseThis flexible, five-week, summer learning challenge for grades 2 through 8 just released exciting updates to their 2015 program! Our daughter is joining in the massive global treasure hunt powered by reading, writing, language and math – and we’re thrilled to share the scoop and even giveaway an entire summer learning program to one lucky reader!

Brain Chase online summer learning

Beginning on June 22nd, participants will join the team of virtual explorers searching to find the lost artifact – The Sunstone of Cortes.  As students complete customized, academically-appropriate weekly assignments in reading, math, writing or language, they earn opportunities to locate the Sunstone of Cortes.  The first student to locate its whereabouts will be flown to the location to dig up the buried treasure, revealing a key to retrieve a $10,000 scholarship! Check out the dashboard demo to learn more about how kids’ work is tracked during the five-week program.


It addition to sound partners including Khan Academy and myON, Brain Chase registrants now have the option of a language module via Rosetta Stone.  In lieu of the writing module, students eager to learn another language can choose from 30+ languages at registration.

Supplemental summer learning for kids

Want in on this solid program recently featured in the New York Times?  Check out the Brain Chase pricing beginning at $199 with a sibling add-on option for $100.  And if you happen to be a teacher, be sure to take advantage of their teacher referral reward program, offering $15 for each referral.


WIN IT: We are so excited to giveaway a summer of Brain Chase ($199) to one lucky winner!  To enter, follow the simple instructions on our Facebook Fan Page.  Best of luck!

This post is sponsored by Brain Chase via The Motherhood.  Thanks for reading!


Summer Learning with Brain Chase

This post is sponsored by Brain Chase via The Motherhood.  Opinions, as always are my own. Thanks for reading!

We’re big proponents of preserving our children’s unstructured play time – during the school year and throughout the fluid summer months.  We also understand that many kids lose academic ground over the summer.  Meshing magical childhood freedom with the sort of proper support to help our kids thrive academically, and as growing individuals can be challenging.

playing at the beach

Last summer, we put our soon to be second-grader in a supplemental summer math program.  It was a phenomenal experience, but with spontaneous plans and weekend getaways – we missed a bunch of sessions, resulting in a hefty loss of funds. That’s why we’re thrilled to be working with an exciting, online summer enrichment program called Brain ChaseThis flexible, five-week, summer learning challenge is suitable for grades 2 through 8 and has an incredibly fun and adventurous theme.  Think massive global treasure hunt powered by reading, writing and math.

Supplimental summer learning for kids

Brain Chase partners with resources that we know and trust including MyON Digital Library and Khan Academy.  As participants complete an hour of engaging online work each day, they unlock an original animated adventure series with puzzles and clues to uncover actual golden, buried treasure. The first child to identify the location of the treasure wins a trip with their family to dig it up – and reveal a $10,000 college scholarship.  Last year’s winner traveled to Spain!

Brain Chase online summer learning

Brain Chase is personalized and customized to every student’s academic level.  Participants even receive writing feedback from credentialed teachers.  Kids will love receiving adventure tools in the mail to help solve bonus challenges (check out the compass, seeds and decoder ring above!) alongside the fun and exciting curriculum.  The 2015 Brain Chase challenge is set to find the Sunstone of Cortés, a mysterious calendar stolen from the Aztec empire by Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortés in the 1500s.  Our second grader is pumped to participate this summer, and we’re thrilled that Brain Chase is extending a special 15% off discount code for readers of Marino Bambinos.  Enter MARINOBAMBINOS15 at checkout to claim this great offer!