Why do I think that supporting children’s visual memory development is so critical? For starters, most of my learning center students struggled with this foundational cognitive skill before they arrived at my door.
Visual memory is also one of those skills that, when strengthened, has a profoundly positive impact on student learning, and therefore, student confidence.
Let me squash any idea that traditional visual memory matching games are only fun for kindergarten or pre-K students. Even the most basic visual memory matching game can be used in multiple ways and adapted to different skill levels.
More on that in a moment.
Just like you and me, kids can tire of playing the same game over and over. (Ever wish those kids would tire a little faster?)
Because building and reinforcing visual memory is so important, and partly because I believe in sparing us adults our sanity, (you’re welcome) I’ve designed a fresh new visual memory matching game for every month of the year.
Use these memory boosters at home, as classroom supplements, or as fun, easy breezy homework assignments.
While helping students build visual memory you’ll also help them strengthen working memory, visual discrimination, concentration, and even spatial awareness.
Building Visual Memory Skills with Matching Games is a printable download, now available in my store, which includes the following twelve themes:
January – Months of the Year
February – Valentine’s Day
March – Spring
April – Sight Words (K-1)
May – Digraphs (ch, th, etc.)
June – Summer
July – Independence Day (American)
August –Telling Time
September – Fall / Autumn
October – Halloween
November – Thanksgiving
December – Winter
Also included – a blank template to create whatever your heart (or your child’s heart) desires.
Of course, if you’re not interested in all twelve visual memory matching games, choose your favorite 4-pack:
Oh, and the alternative ways to use these illustrated cards I spoke of? You’ll find a few ideas when you, not-so-subtle hint alert, visit the links above.