HP Brain Training Challenge 2 #HPFamilyTime #BackToSchool

Last week I started the HP Brain Training Challenge with my youngest who is almost five. Being back to school it was fun to get her to start using her creative thinking and testing out some fun gadgets at the same time. This weeks challenge is

Improve Science Knowledge, Teamwork and Artistic Skills: Educational Games-  Paint and solve puzzles with friends and family on the ENVY Rove20’s 10-point multi-touchscreen and explore the solar system and living cells with visually-striking educational apps from the Windows Store on the 20-inch HD display:

  • Fresh Paint
  • Puzzle Touch
  • Animal Sound Box
  •  Zoo Train
  • Corinth Micro Plant
  • Star Chart

We were surprised to find many free apps available on the ENVY Rove 20. The ones that were not free, were extremely affordable.  The huge touch screen allows little hands and big imaginations to explore with ease.  The large screen also allows me to look over her shoulder and help without obstructing the screen. The wireless keyboard and wireless mouse allow the user to move around and be as creative as they can. The bright colours and different programs are perfect for hours of learning and fun. I find that the Windows 8 program is way easier to use with the touch screen than with the mouse. So much so that my little one has picked it up and can navigate the apps herself.

Software and Applications
Software included
  • Symantec Norton Internet Security 2013 (60 days live update)
Pre-installed software
  • Windows Store
    Windows Live Essentials
    Internet Explorer
    Beats Audio™ Console
    HP Connected Music
    Classic Board Games
    Musical Instruments
    Jigsaw War Puzzle
    Air Hockey
Software – Productivity & finance
  • Buy Office

Like any creative child my daughter was thrilled to print off her works of art. The ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One printer made this very easy to do. the wireless printer allows for printing from any device in any room. It takes up very little room and prints off photo quality prints. Functions include 

  • Print, Copy, Scan, Photo, Web



Print wherever creativity strikes

  • Print wirelessly—from virtually anywhere you roam—from your smartphone, tablet, and Internet-connected PC.
  • Always have your printer on hand. Scan directly to your mobile device with HP Printer Control.
  • No need to wait—set up quickly out of the box and connect to your wireless network automatically.

Step up and create

  • Create in fewer steps. View photos and print from the 2.65-inch (6.74 cm) color touchscreen and card slots.
  • Inspire life with every print—HP Printables deliver news, fun, and savings directly to your printer.
  • From idea to reality—fast. Knock out creative photo projects in a snap with fast print speeds.

Corinth Micro Plant app (free) 

plantCollageFor any child who loves to learn this app is great. A simple touch to the screen magnifies the tree to see up close to the branch and leaves. Then from there it gets right up close to see every detail and the bacteria. 
Fresh Paint (free)

The Fresh paint is amazing! Children can use their finger to paint right on the screen. It is so real looking that I touched it and actually smudged the picture. Luckily there is an undo feature and DD’s masterpiece was saved.

After she was done creating her art work we were able to have it printed off on the ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One  The colour was bright and clear. We then added it to the fridge to display for all to see. 


Be sure to come back next week to see our final challenge. It is going to be a lot of fun. Since you are here, why not enter to win the HP Canada bundle valued at $450. Canada only, Good luck!


Disclaimer-  The products to complete the HP Brain Training Challenge activities are supplied by HP Canada and Creative IQ™ all opinions expressed are my own. 

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