In The Importance of Visual Sequential Memory you imagined that you were a child struggling with visual sequential memory skills. Placing letters in the proper sequence to form words was problematic for you. Thus, the simple basics of reading required a Herculean effort on your part.
Clearly, that’s not what we want for any child.
Now let’s imagine that you are a parent or teacher of students who show no signs of visual sequential memory difficulties in reading or writing. Are you in the clear?
Keep in mind, though, that letters eventually become words. Words become sentences. Sentences become paragraphs to comprehend and poems to memorize. Numbers must be in their proper sequence if math is going to make any sense.
You can see that having a strong foundation of visual sequential memory skills can give students the support they need in many areas of learning.
You might also see that some struggles with spelling, reading, comprehension and math may actually stem from weaknesses in this critical learning skill.
If you wish to take proactive steps to support your child’s learning, creating a stronger foundation from which to build upon, check out the visual sequential memory activities below.
Tip: You can easily use these cards to build auditory sequential memory skills as well.
Shape Recall – Practice 3, 4, and 5 shape visual recall.
This is a good place to start for children in grades K-2 or as extra practice for older students. Don’t worry if your 5 year old doesn’t remember 5 shapes well. Your 8 year old, on the other hand, should sail through these. Shape Recall includes one set of student shape cards, multiple teacher decks and instructions.
Number Recall – Practice 3, 4, and 5 digit visual recall.
This is a good next step after mastery of Shape Recall cards. Number Recall includes one set of student number cards, multiple teacher decks and instructions.
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