Memory is a tricky thing. Some people are naturally gifted with a good memory. But memory can also be retained and increased through practice. You can realize that through the World memory champions. All they do is practice repeatedly!! Memory plays an important role in not just studies. It helps in interconnecting things and improves overall brain efficiency.
I have always loved playing memory games when I was a kid(It’s my favorite game even now! :-D). This memory game here is somewhat like the game I used to play in computer some eons ago. Instead of the screen time, all you need here is some cardboard and memory 😉
- It’s kind of self-explanatory. Just cut down the cardboard into small, equal sized pieces.
- You can use stickers or just draw numbers/figures using markers on one side of the cardboard piece. Use designs that your kids like, that will help them remember well in the beginning.
- Make sure you have two of each design.
- For 2-3 year olds, instead of designs you can use colors.
- Start with a 2*2 grid first and then proceed to 3*3, 4*4 etc according to your kid’s level.
- Give the kids sometime to memorize the order of the pictures. Let them take as long as they want. The main part is recollecting them.
- Flip the cards over and turn one card. Ask the kids to find where the card’s pair is. Repeat the same with the rest of the pairs.