One way to help children become successful learners is to nurture their development of strong visual memory skills. We need visual memory skills for basic tasks such as recognizing letters (differences between b, p, and d, for instance), reading, spelling, math and the list goes on.
Visual memory skills also set the foundation for visualization. Children who are able to visualize images in their minds are more prepared for the advanced skill of reading comprehension.
Our capacity to remember visual stimuli does develop naturally, of course. After all, babies can distinguish the difference between the faces of their family members.
Nonetheless, nurturing this essential skill is a simple and effective way to build confidence in a child’s ability to learn. Please enjoy a quick roundup of fun visual memory games below.
from Sarah at Stay at Home Educator
Sentence Memory with Chopsticks
from Tonya at Therapy Fun Zone
from OT Plan
Travel Games: Remember And Draw
You might also enjoy games like Pengoloo, Simon, and the Printable Memory Matching Game – Patterns above. You’ll find it here at Inner Pieces Gallery among a growing list of free subscriber only printables for kids. Ready for yours? Find the easy sign up here.
Or, learn all about Building Visual Memory Activities THE BOOK.