2023 Author: Anita Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-22 03:30
Memory is a faculty that forgets, but it should be added that it is also a faculty that learns and develops over time. Here are 5 games to have an elephant's memory.
Sound Memory Game
Do you have small empty yogurt containers and you don't know what to do with them? It's time to create a sound memory game! Find stuff in your house that can make noise when in a closed container. For example: rice, legumes, small bells, nails, buttons, etc. You know the memory games in which you have to turn over two cards and find the pairs by memorizing the images? It's the same principle. You must therefore put the same ingredient or object in two containers so that the child can find pairs of sounds. Then decorate them. I used Fun Foam type foam sheets since I find the product very malleable, especially since there are already small pre-cut self-adhesive shapes to add a personal touch. Place the containers on the table and, shaking them a little, try to form pairs. The winner is the one who finds the most! I am sure that the activity will end inmaracas show!
I'm going on a trip, I'm bringing… In 3D
It's a bit like the game I'm going on a trip and I put in my suitcase, but in three dimensions! With your child, take a tour of the house. You have to say, "I'm going on a trip and I'm bringing… A small car." The second person takes the bag and adds an object, renaming yours. Add items until the bag or your memory is full. The goal is to create a sequence of objects in your child's memory in a temporal order. To tidy up, if you think your child can do it, do it upside down: "I'm back from a trip and I'm bringing back…" You'll be tidying up the contents of your bag of finds at the same time!
A technological treasure hunt
It's time to get out your electronic tablet, smartphone or even your digital device. Ask your child(ren) to hide in a room in the house. Take your camera around the house and take pictures of objects everywhere. Then, give it to your child with a bag, he will have to go around the house in search of the objects that you have photographed. Take overall photos to make the activity easy for the younger ones, they will see the surrounding context. For older children, take a very close shot to increase the degree of difficulty, you can even take part of an object, for example, the button of a teddy bear. It's a good way to update thetreasure hunt, right?
Sequence games are endless. You must choose a number of objects and line them up on a flat surface. You can take toy cars, pencils, tools, bathroom products, in short, anything that comes to hand or related to your child's learning. Give your child time to memorize them, then take them out for a few seconds (little trick, write down the sequence in a notebook beforehand!). He must now recreate the sequence himself. Too easy? Before you give it back to him, get up and sing your favorite nursery rhyme! That's enough to add a nice level of difficulty before doing it again…
You don't need to be a bassist or a trumpeter to play conductor, you just need to use your hands or your feet. This is a great placeholder if you have to keep the kids waiting for 15 minutes while dinner is done cooking. Take a song in your head like “Once Upon a Little Man, Peanut Pirouette” and make the beat with your hands. Then ask him to reproduce it. For the youngest, sing the song while clapping your hands so that they understand the meaning of the rhythm. For the older ones, why not ask them to guess the song you're playing in addition to playing the sound?