- Choose a range of items from around the house.
- Lay a few out on the floor in front of your child for about 1 minute.
- Ask them to look at the items and try to remember in their head what the item is called and what it looks like.
- Remove the items out of your child's view.
- Ask your child to name all the items or as many as they can remember seeing.
|Great starting point, |
using common foods.
- Each individual child will be at different levels of how many items they can remember.
- As a child gets older, you can show them more objects.
- Start with 3 items for toddlers and go from there.
- If they cant name any of the three, just show them 2.
- If you find they name the 3 items very quickly without even giving them any thought, add 1-2 items.
- Try 5-6 items for pre-schoolers.
- You can get up to as many items as you find your child is able to remember, by 5 years old they may remember 10 items, or even 15.
- There is no right or wrong.
- The more you play this game, the better your child will become at remembering more items.
- Doing this game for 5 minutes a few times each week, will be very beneficial in helping their memory skills. You can do it each day if its a favourite of theirs.
MIX IT UP, USE EXCITING, FUN, COLOURFUL OBJECTS.
|Everyday toys they play with|
make the game easier to play.
|Simple easy to remember items.|
|A little tricky as there is a mix of|
toys, food & drawing items.
|Naming shapes is a great challenge.|
To make it tricky for older children,
ask them to name colour as well.