Our Alpha kids preschool uses these 11 preschool activities and tips to help boost your child’s memory.
- Encourage Questions
Understanding a subject is the first step to being able to remember the material. Encouraging the child to ask questions helps ensure he or she is developing a deeper comprehension of the topic. This also helps students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Create Rhythm And Songs
Help the child make a rhyme, poem, or song from the information he or she is learning. Our brains are wired to remember music and patterns, so using music or rhymes can help the child improve his or her memory and recall.
- Make Learning Exciting
Encourage the child’s enthusiasm for learning by taking a trip to the library to check out books or videos on different subjects. You can also visit a museum or art gallery. If the child is interested in the material he or she is learning, it will be easier to remember it in the future.
- Encourage Active Learning
Make learning more engaging for the child by having discussions about different topics, asking the child what he or she thinks. This encourages students to keep the information in their minds long enough to answer questions about it, helping them develop critical thinking skills while improving memory power.
- Using Visual Aides
Encourage the child to use visual aides to help him or her remember information that has been recently read or heard. Create flashcards that include words or images—these can be used for matching exercises or to practise word definitions.
- Have the child make His or Her Own Examples
When the child creates his or her own examples by relating it to his or her personal experiences, it makes processing the material much easier. Connecting material in a meaningful way helps your child remember the information.
- Make Mind Maps
Create a mind map of various ideas and how they relate to each other. Building connections between words and topics helps children actively engage with the material and develop a deeper understanding, which is an important part of memory.
- Make a list of keywords for an Idea or a Subject
Create a word list and use it to build associations between each of the words and concepts. The more distinct the associations, the easier they’ll be for your child to remember.
- Ask the chart to teach you
Encourage the child to explain the information he or she is learning to you (or a sibling or friend). Make it a challenge to see how much he or she can remember. Then go back and review any of the material your child was unsure about.
- Use all the senses
Take a multisensory approach to learning by using sight, touch, and sound—read aloud, have a conversation, and use props. This helps engage your child with the material in more than one way, making it easier to connect with the material.
- Break Information Into smaller chunks
Bite-size amounts of information are easier to remember than tackling a lot of material at once. Start small with the basics and build comprehension from there. Organize the information with headings, lists, and colours to make it easier for your child to recall later