Education for our children is important and something that we
all wish to have instilled into our children. Some children though have
difficulties learning, and we don't wish
to discourage their learning, but they
are bothered by the way others are taught,
they get frustrated and evidently decide one day to stop learning.
As parents, family members and educators we wish for this not to happen and
Learning Success - www.learningsuccessblog.com
has created some different activities to
help the children learn.
Some of the current activities on the site that I have tried
Memory Cards: Letters -
This was an activity that I enjoyed as I love memorizingobjects. I think
too that if I had been taught it at an earlier age,
then my memory would be even better than it is today. This activity is all
about developing the child's memory skills. Having a strong memory skill
set helps us in all aspects of our lives It's best to think of working memory
as a combination of things, not one thing. Just like intelligence is the total of all the thinking processes. Working
memory is a combination of a variety of things also.
We can think of working
memory to be separated into three main
We can see things in our mind. We can hear things in our mind. We can remember
how something feels in our mind.When we "see" things in our mind our
mind may process them as images, symbols, two dimension shapes, three dimension
shapes. Images in motion (video), shapes
in motion, etcAny of these could be linked
to sounds or feelings. And all this could be linked to meaning.
So, as you can "see."Working memory is pretty complex. And
that's a good thing. Our minds link all that together automatically. We have
many forms of working memory. We can combine these forms. We can strengthen all
these individually and in combinations. If we use combinations, we are making more connections in our brains, and this means stronger memory skills.
In this activity, we have a card set of Alphabet Letters, each deck the same cards. On one side
of the table, the adult or tutor places
down two alphabet cards and leave on the table for 5 seconds so that the child
can memorize what the cards are. Then
flip them over, so the child can no longer see what is written on them. With their pack, they will then pick out the
cards with the two letters on them and place them down.
Do they Match ??? If so, then put to the side and try again - eventually, you can work yourself up to the
child memorizing 4-7 cards at a time.
Please note the Average Adult can only memorize
seven things at any one time.