Prevent Brain Freeze: Compete in The Woodlands LearningRx 2014 Winter Games

Prevent Brain Freeze: Compete in The Woodlands LearningRx 2014 Winter Games


LearningRxthewoodlandsTHE WOODLANDS, TX – While athletes from across the world compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics, some students in The Woodlands are participating in a winter mental challenge.

The Winter Games for the Brain Olympics at The Woodlands LearningRx are the perfect opportunity for kids to show off their mental prowess.

Students enrolled in the center are placed into divisions based on age and skill – during the same two-weeks as Olympians head to the slopes and ice rinks.

The mental games are designed to test cognitive abilities — the Slalom challenges working memory, Ski Jumping will depend on long-term memory, and Speed Skating will assess processing speed. Curling will test logic and reasoning, while Figure Skating challenges, visual processing, and Ice Hockey will be based on word attack.

Gold, silver and bronze brain trophies will be awarded to the top finishers in each age group for each event.

Organizer Erin MacDonald has worked as a trainer at The Woodlands LearningRx since it opened. She was inspired by the Olympic trials to create a fun competition.

I just love the Olympics, she said. And I wanted to do something fun for our students.

Finding fun ways to build cognitive skills is The Woodlands LearningRx’s mission. The brain-training center transforms a students ability to learn at a core, cognitive level – developing individualized programs to strengthen attention, memory, processing speed and problem solving. To learn more about The Woodlands LearningRX, visit