Boosting Memory and Learning in Your Child - Basic Methods
By Andrew Loh
Boosting memory and learning is an intricate process. Enhancing
learning in young children depends on how well they remember their
lessons and later recall them to perform well in the tests. Learning
and memorization go hand in hand. They are mutually dependant and
reciprocating. Before planning for introduction of memory boosting,
you may wish to know and understand about the basic methods and
techniques. Boosting memory in children is possible by using
different methods. Some of them are purely nutritional while many
others are memory acceleration techniques.
Matching images and words: Most parents use memory exercises
as the prime methods for boosting memory and learning in children.
These memory exercises may involve matching images and words. Using
images is a very powerful mode of boosting memory and learning in
children. Images can evoke very strong memories. When you teach your
children how to use words and syllables in relation with their
images, they can easily remember both the images and words. In
conjunction, they form very powerful tools of memory retention as
Spell and Play: This is a classical memory enhancement
tool kit that helps your children boost memory and learning. The kit
will contain a number of picture cards with words and syllables
printed on them. Some words will have gaps in between them and your
children will need to fill the gaps with relevant and correct words.
An apple card may contain the picture of an apple. Your child will
need to see the image and arrange the words, APPLE. Likewise, there
are many picture cards in the box and you can even set time
challenge for each image.
Connect words and images by using an electronic pen: This memory
enhancement tool kit quite advanced and designed for older children.
Your children will need to match right words with their images by
using a stylus pen. When the word and the image match, a small bulb
will light up to indicate that the answer provided is correct.
Developing reading habits: As your children age and develop
physically and mentally, they begin to read story books and lesson
books. Reading is an amazing activity that will help children in
many ways. It helps them to comprehend the meanings of lessons as
well as stories, understand themes and subjects and learn
understanding words in their different forms. Basic reading involves
sounding out the words of the book and joining them together to make
sentences and phrases. As the words and letters embed in the minds,
children will start to remember content of the book as well as its
meaning. Reading also helps children connect millions of nerve cells
with each other that eventually will form the information highway
for storage of information. Reading is also a wonderful tool to
assist your children develop reasoning and comprehension.
Colors and their integration: Integrating different colors in
the life of your child may help him or her develop memory. Using
colored flash playing cards, pencils, highlighters and other
colorful tools will assist children streamline their memory and
develop memory retention. The main goal of using color is to
identify specific ones for their themes, feel and appearance.
Drawing images shapes and patterns on sheet of white paper by
looking at a colorful book with pictures.
Identifying different colors of flowers and leaves in your backyard
Allowing children to play with colorful toys and play tools
Integrating visuals and graphic items in the play: Always
give a visual representation of the information you are trying to
teach. Provide different colorful patterns and shapes for your
children to draw on blank paper.
Integrating sense of touch: The sense of touch helps your
children develop tactile or kinesthetic type of memory. Touch can be
anything; it can be laying out things neatly on a table or it can be
building clay models by looking at some pictures. Touch will help
children understand the basic aspects of concepts.
Classroom success always depends on children's memory power. The
main key to memory retention and recall is get your children's mind
and senses actively involved so that they can store information in
the form of long term memory. You can also provide nutritious diet
to improve the working of nervous system. Oat meal and apples can
help boost long term memory in children. Micro-nutrients like Zinc,
Selenium, Magnesium and Chromium can enhance the basic structure of
nerve impulses. Consult your family doctor to know how you can use
different food items to boost memory and learning in children.
Memorizing Strategies & Other Brain-Based Activities
By Leann Nickelsen
Memorizing Strategies & Other Brain-Based Activities That
Help Kids Learn, Review, and RecallStudents draw cartoons to
help remember vocabulary words, toss dice to review math
skills, create similes to relate a new concept to a more
familiar one, and much more. Students even design their own
games for classmates to play. Includes the latest in brain
research. 80 pages. Grade Level: 4-7.