Memorization Games and Activities Designed for Kids to Enhance Memory Skills

Memorization Games and Activities Designed for Kids to Enhance Memory Skills

 

Our brains continue to develop until age twenty-five, while our memory function strengthens as we age. Our brains have three distinct types of memories: short-term, sensory, and long-term. It is essential to help children develop their memory functions and retain information that helps cognitive growth and brain muscle structure. Mindnasium uses research-led games and activities for kids to enhance memory skills and provide them with balanced cognitive development for a successful future.

 

How can games and activities benefit a child’s cognitive memory skills?

Memory games are equally important for child development as much as learning through pictures, vocabulary and storytelling. From a young age, these games help children recognize everyday objects and develop a connection with them to use them for various applications. Memory games also help children develop crucial social skills when conversing with friends and family. Here are some ways memory games and activities benefit a child’s cognitive memory:

  • Games like I Spy and Number Memory help develop short-term memory in children by remembering small details and numerical objects in front of them,
  • Simon Says, and Two-Minute Challenge help develop working memory using card games that require remembering discarded cards or following multi-step instructions,
  • Memory Palace Creation, Risk, and other strategic games develop long-term memory that requires social and subject matter understanding to make a move.

 

What are some fun and interactive ways to improve memory in children?

As highlighted, games play a vital role in children’s cognitive and social development. Apart from the games mentioned above that help develop short-term, working, and long-term memory in children, Mindnasium’s Kids Fun Center in Nassau County also has the following fun games to improve memory in children:

  • Silly Story Time strengthens narrative recall and sequential memory,
  • Scrabble to enhance vocabulary and conversational memory,
  • Sequence to help develop visual recognition skills, spatial reasoning, math memory, and brainstorming,
  • Sing a Song to enhance their repetitive skills by remembering lyrics,
  • Match It Up to boost their visual and short-term memory to remember objects during and after play,
  • Field trips and STEM camps to interact with the outside world using hands-on experimentation and interactive visuals to enhance long-term and conceptual cognitive skills.

 

Are there any memory-boosting tools or resources available for kids?

Parents can use many memory-boosting tools and resources to improve children’s memory retention and cognitive development in the current tech-savvy world. Some of these are actively used at Mindnasium to help children strengthen their memory function:

  • Educational apps such as Khan Academy, Lumosity, Elevate and Bird Sort help improve short-term memory, color recognition skills, attention span, and adaptive learning using brain training games, sorting games, and pattern identification that get progressively challenging at higher stages.
  • Minecraft and NASA Space have fantastic resources that develop children’s cognitive skills. Our activities designed for kids to enhance memory skills are based on coding challenges, math challenges, and hands-on science experiments based on their resources.
  • Colorful workbooks provide toddlers and young children with the ability to recognize colors and use them for their favorite characters, animals, or scenery accordingly.

 

Conclusion

Using resources to develop memory function from a young age is essential for the solid cognitive development of children. As children learn from play and activity-based learning, board games, workshops, and STEM camps play a crucial role in activating children’s memory function and problem-solving skills. Enroll in a Mindnasium STEAM camp today to benefit from science-based learning and improve memory retention in your children.