Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Review of Super Duper HearBuilder Program

Super Duper Publications has some really neat things for sale, and I was lucky enough to get to use one of them with my children.  HearBuilder Auditory Memory Software Program.  This strategic memory training for listening program for grades K-8 teaches students memory for numbers of 3-7 digits, memory for words, memory for 1-4 details, auditory closure (sentence completion), and memory for information (2-3 sentences/2-4 questions).  Students develop memory and strengthen recall by completing levels and missions designed to foil Dr. Forgetsit.  

The software runs on your computer, but I ran it to my TV so that all of my children could watch at once.  My children used the software every day for a week, and while they thought it was kind of funny, they did not seem to get anything out of it.  The point of the software is to improve memory through repetition.  Children are given a set of tasks and are then expected to complete them.  Memory is built through being asked to remember more and more tasks at one time.

Although this software is suggested for grades K-8, it seemed too young for my children (grades 2-7).  I suspect the reason is largely that my children do memory work every day and, consequently, have excellent memories.  Perhaps absent the excitement of realizing that their memory and retention had increased, the software just wasn't enough to hold my kids' attention.  However, for kids with trouble remembering things, and for younger children, I think this software definitely has potential.

HearBuilder Auditory Memory Software is available in a home edition for $69.95, but you can check it out for a lot less until 8/31/12.  Use the coupon code  BLGAM30  to get 30%! You may purchase the software here.  While you're on the site, be sure to look at some of the other great products Super Duper has to offer!
While this particular product was not really a good fit for my family, it has been a huge blessing to others! Be sure to check out the Crew's other reviews!

Disclaimer: I received this software free in exchange for my honest review.  I have received no other compensation.

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