Welcome to BrainWare SAFARI
“The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited.” Plutarch
You or you and your child are starting your BrainWare SAFARI journey. How will you make the most of it? This page contains resources to help you make your experience as successful as possible.
One of the first things you will need to do is to install BrainWare SAFARI on your computer(s). You can install the software on as many computers as you like. You will use the unique username and password that you created when you purchased the program (or using the link in the email confirmation your received) to log in.
Below are links to download the installation file and install BrainWare SAFARI from that file onto your computer(s). Please refer to the installation instructions in the online Travel Guide (instruction manual) which we strongly encourage you to reference throughout your BrainWare SAFARI journey (a link to the Travel Guide is provided below).
After you have installed the software on your computer(s), you are ready to begin. BrainWare SAFARI requires an Internet connection while you are playing.
If you do not know or cannot find your username and password confirmation, please call 877-272-4610.
The BrainWare SAFARI Travel Guide provides detailed information on each level of each exercise in the program. The Cognitive Skills Developed in BrainWare Chart shows which cognitive skills are developed in each exercise in an overview format. The Cognitive Skills Definitions describe each of the 41 skills developed in BrainWare.
The BrainWare Behavioral Rating Scales may be used as one way to measure an individual’s cognitive growth as he/she is using BrainWare SAFARI. The Rating Scale includes observable behaviors that are indicative of cognitive development. If the user is a child, the rating can be done by a parent or teacher. If the user is an adult, the Rating Scale can be completed by a friend, spouse, coach, or teacher (or you can rate yourself). The Rating Scale should be completed before using BrainWare SAFARI and then after about 12-14 weeks of use (remember, you want to be aiming for 3 to 5 times a week).
Seven Tips for Getting the Most out of BrainWare SAFARI
Tip 1. For most users, we recommend using BrainWare SAFARI 3 to 5 times a week for 30-60 minutes a day.
Tip 2. Make sure to explore all of the exercises. Spend 10 minutes in one exercise, then 10 minutes in another. If you pass two or three levels quickly, move ahead. You might try setting a timer as a reminder, especially if you have a tendency to get wrapped up in a particular activity.
Tip 3. Moving around among the exercises in a cross-training approach will help you build your skills faster and make your journey all the more enjoyable.
Tip 4. You will probably find some exercises harder than others, but all of them work together to help you develop your cognitive capacity.
Tip 5. Don’t give up in you don’t pass a level right away. BrainWare SAFARI is cognitive training and is helping you to develop new skills when you are trying to pass a level, even when you have to try that level many, many times.
Tip 6. Save the two logic and reasoning exercises (Llama Logic and Ancient Logic and Reasoning) for those times when you need a break from the other exercises. These two exercises are not timed so you can relax a bit while you try to figure out a puzzle. If you limit yourself to two or three puzzles each day, you’ll have plenty of fun challenges to spread throughout your journey.
Tip 7. There are only two ways to “cheat” in BrainWare SAFARI. One is to have someone else do the program, but you wouldn’t want to do that anyway. The other is to write things down when you’re doing an exercise that requires you to remember things. Use other strategies, like saying the information out loud or repeating it to yourself instead.
If you are a parent or grandparent working with a child as that child’s coach, here is the recording of a webinar we created called Coaching Your Child in BrainWare SAFARI. This is a great place to start.
You can print this chart and use it to help you and your child keep track of his/her progress in BrainWare SAFARI.