Lately I’ve focused my cognitive development discussions around one skill in particular, visual memory.
If you’re new here, this post will explain why being proactive about children’s visual memory development is so important:
If you’ve been with me for awhile (bless you) then you’ll be happy to learn that Building Visual Memory Skills THE BOOK is finally complete!
Why is that such good news?
• For starters, tools that help students build visual memory skills also help improve academics. And improved academic skills = happier, more confident kids! (We love that.)
• Having a complete book of visual memory skill-building activities adds variety to any educational environment. (We love that, too.)
• Maybe the best news for you, I’ll finally start talking about something OTHER than visual memory around here for a change. Heck, I could benefit from a little variety myself.
Building Visual Memory Skills THE BOOK includes 5 separate categories. Learn more about each one by clicking the following (internal) links:
You may purchase each of the categories separately ($4) or grab them all at once and save with the complete book ($15).
Who’s it for?
If you work with kids in a therapeutic educational setting or if you are a parent / homeschool parent of a struggling student, you’ll find the exercises in this book especially helpful.
However, since adapting the activities to suit most skill levels and most educational environments is relatively easy, these therapeutic exercises are just as appropriate for teachers in the primary school classroom as well. In fact, I highly recommend incorporating cognitive strength training in the classroom as soon as possible!
Start the first 3 categories as early as K-1 (and up). I recommend the last two categories for students in at least grade 2, but don’t be surprised if your 5th and 6th graders enjoy them the most.
Cognitive strength training is funny that way. Activities are primarily skill-building for some, and for others, well, they’re just plain fun.
If you’re ready to add this resource to your arsenal of educational tools, or if you just want to learn more, this link will take you to my Teachers Pay Teachers store:
Not ready to leave yet? (Aw, shucks, I like you too.) In that case, I’ve picked out some more reading material for you: