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Looking for everything you need to know about BrainerKids? Welcome to your complete resource guide. Here you’ll find set-up information, step-by-step videos, frequently asked questions and much more.

The BrainerKids team is here to help you navigate this powerful app for you and your children.

Setting-up BrainerKids

Getting started using BrainerKids is simple and easy. The app directs the set-up process. However, if you have any issues, below you’ll find important quick reference information.

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Android devices

Note: Your device screen appearance may vary depending on the Android version

  1. Ensuring your device meets minimum requirements (Android 6.0), and after downloading the BrainerKids app, you will need to either sign-in (if you are an existing user) or click on “Sign-Up” at the bottom of the screen.

  2. Next, you will be prompted to walkthrough some permission settings (click yes).

  3. Next, you will be prompted to accept the permission required for the app to function.

  4. And finally, the location feature built-in is an optional permission, however, if not allowed, you will not have the ability to locate the child’s device.

  5. That’s it! Now you are ready to choose your plan and add your first kid’s profile!

MacOS devices (coming soon)

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Worksheet Downloads

BrainerKids offers fun and educational free printable worksheets. Check back often for new, unbelievable, brain twisters for your kids.

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How-To Videos

Easier for you to watch and learn? Take advantage of the video library with simple to follow tutorials. In just 30 seconds, you’ll be a BK whiz. If there is an issue you believe needs a video tutorial, just email us at info@brainerkids.com

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How to manage Apps

Screen-time Setup

Set up Permissions

How to launch BK PLUS Mode

Recover Parent Pin Code

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FAQs

How can we help you with frequently asked questions?

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  • Q. What is the incentivized store?

    A.The incentivized store is where the child can access additional screen time, incentivized apps and check their points remaining.

  • Q. How do I manage screen time?

    A.Screen time is managed individually by entering the child’s profile, click on the photo, and then click on the screen time icon.

  • Q. Where do I check my child’s progress?

    A.Under the child profile, click on report card, and a detailed view can be seen by clicking on the lessons complete.

  • Q. Where do I see what areas my child needs help in?

    A.Under the child profile, we have two sections. The purple area is the area the child is doing great, and the blue area shows the areas your child needs improvement.

  • Q. How does the child access their learning lesson’s?

    A.Enter the child’s profile, click on Launch Plus Mode, then click on My Lesson Modules.

  • Q. What are the differences in the Free and Paid subscription?

    A.

    BK Subscription Options:

    Free version

    limited free version (one child)

    INCLUDES:

    Single child profile

    Parent approves 5 apps for child use

    Parent sets screen time

    TWO learning modes

    • Child in Control:

      Age/grade appropriate full practice drills as lesson plans

    • Parent-Set Intervals:

      Single digital flashcards pause child entertainment until completed

    Child’s Reward Points unlock additional screen time, apps, or other incentives

    Ad content only in parent mode

    Plus Version

    $2.99/month (family plan)

    INCLUDES:

    Unlimited child profiles

    Parent approves unlimited number of apps for child use

    Parent sets screen time

    Points “cashed in” to unlock device

    TWO learning modes

    • Child in Control:

      Age/grade appropriate full practice drills as lesson plans

    • Parent-Set Intervals:

      Single digital flashcards pause child entertainment until completed

    Child’s Reward Points unlock additional screen time, apps, or other incentives

    More incentive choices

    Ad Free

  • Q. How do I change my child’s profile picture, and can it be anything I want?

    A.Select the child’s profile, tap on the child’s picture and chose from the gallery or take a new photo. Yes, it can be any photo you choose!

  • Q. Why focus on just math?

    A.Math is an important part of learning for children in the early years because it provides vital life skills. They will help children problem solve, measure and develop their own spatial awareness, and teach them how to use and understand shapes. Math is also important to help young children develop their mathematical thinking. A child’s math knowledge at the start of kindergarten predicts later academic achievement better than early reading or attention skills.

  • Q. What if I forget my pin?

    A.

    • During setup, you can have the pin code emailed to you for safekeeping.
    • When logging into BrainerKids, you can click the “forgot pin”.
  • Q. How many child profiles can I have?

    A.There is no limit for the $2.99 BK+ family plan option.

  • Q. What if we have multiple devices across both platforms (iOS and Android)?

    A.The parent/guardian can still manage lessons as normal, however, the apps are independent on each platform (iOS and Android are not compatible with each other).

  • Q. What if my child is beyond the 5th grade?

    A.We recommend Pre-5th Grade; however, these fundamentals can go beyond just the 5th grade!

  • Q. Can I get more information about how to get this in my school?

    A.Certainly! As a parent, please feel free to encourage your child’s teacher to reach out to info@brainerkids.com as a teacher, please do the same!

  • Q. What happened to the .99 version?

    A.We wanted to bring a more robust offering that was accessible to all audiences as well as give everyone the opportunity to “try” the app with no up-front commitment.

  • Q. How do you protect my child from ads?

    A.We strive to offer a piece-of-mind experience for you and your child. We only show ads while in the parent-mode, not in the child mode.

  • Q. How does the device location feature work?

    A.The device location feature sends a ping to the device every 5 minutes and only when requested.

  • Q. What is the minimum Android OS required?

    A.The minimum OS supported is 6.0 Marshmallow, this covers nearly 90% of the current Android users!

  • Q. How soon do the changes I make on the parent device to a child profile take place?

    A.Currently, any changes made from the parent’s device to any child profile will reflect within 15 minutes.

  • Q. Can I use the BrainerKids app on my Android tablet?

    A.Absolutely, if the device meets the minimum requirements, it should work just fine.

  • Q. What are the minimum hardware requirements?

    A.We have done our best to include as many devices as possible and, provided the phone and/or tablet meets minimum Android 6.0, the app should run with no problems.

  • Q. Does BrainerKids work without an internet connection?

    A.Yes and No, you will need an internet connection to start the app, access the incentive store, report card and other functions that require the app to “communicate” with server information. Once in a child’s profile however, lessons can be completed as normal after the initial small download.

  • Q. Does the app work in portrait or landscape mode?

    A.The app works and will default in portrait mode, even on a tablet device. We found this gives the best user experience, especially in small hands!

  • Q. What are the differences between the iOS and Android?

    A.Currently, the iOS version does not have the ability to restrict apps or the locate device option (coming soon).

  • Q. Where is the iOS version?

    A.We are working hard to bring the same user experience to both platforms and should have an official iOS launch this Fall!

  • Q. What is the cancellation policy?

    A.

    Google (Google Play)

    If you are billed for BrainerKids+ through Google, you cancel your BrainerKids+ subscription through the Google Play store.

    Google

    1. Open the Google Play Store on your device.
    2. Verify you are logged into the correct Google Account.
    3. Tap Menu.
    4. Select Subscriptions.
    5. Select the BrainerKids+ subscription.
    6. Tap Cancel subscription.

    Once you have canceled your subscription, you will receive a confirmation to the email on file from us shortly. you will continue to have access to BrainerKids+ for the remainder of your current BrainerKids+ billing cycle. After that, your Google Play account will no longer be charged for BrainerKids+.

    iTunes (Apple)

    If you are billed for BrainerKids+ through iTunes (Apple), you can cancel your BrainerKids+ subscription through the iTunes Store.

    iTunes

    1. Go to Settings > [your username] > iTunes & App Store.
    2. Tap your Apple ID at the top of the screen.
    3. Tap View Apple ID. (You might need to authenticate your Apple ID).
    4. Tap Subscriptions.
    5. Locate the subscription that you want to change.
    6. Use the options to manage your subscription.

    Once you have canceled your subscription, you will receive a confirmation to the email on file from us shortly. you will continue to have access to BrainerKids+ for the remainder of your current BrainerKids+ billing cycle. After that, your Apple iTunes account will no longer be charged for BrainerKids+.

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