How to help your child improve his memory?

Help your child remember well

A child’s brain is very receptive in the early stages. It is during these periods, you should motivate them and instill interest in studies and other activities that improves their memory. The earlier school curriculum did not let the child think creatively. Many online classes have diverted the stereotypical way of studying. Stimulating a child’s thought process can help them gain confidence while learning and implementing what they have learned.

  • Answer their questions and inspire them to ask more
  • If they want to learn with hands-on experience, demonstrate your teachings.
  • Encourage them to create mind maps
  • Allow them to use their ideas while learning

If you teach your kids swimming, cycling, and other life skills, these are not forgotten.

Eidetic memory

Ir your child is good at recollecting images, people or things. Enhance their memory by helping them recollect photos of your travel or something significant. The ability to recall words, numbers is eidetic memory. The vivid recall of the image and helping the child recall more happier moments enhances their memory. Eidetic memory refers to your child remembering not only the scene but the elements of the scene.

Play games like chess with your child

When your child anticipates a move, you tend to make them think and help them with their moves. This will help them memorise the strategies they used while playing the game. Play scrabble or word game, your child’s vocabulary will grow exponentially, it helps them in memorising words. Use simple mathematical calculations to create a sense of interest and increase their mathematical skills and ability.

Episodic memory

The ability to recall past experiences or events. Past memory related to certain past episodes. A conscious and declarative thought related to your past.

Semantic memory

Semantic memory is the knowledge of words with their meanings. Understanding concepts, scripts and the ability to organize knowledge and facts.

Prospective memory

An ability to remember to perform intended actions in the future. Simple examples of the memory include switching off the lights, remembering to take medication, remembering to wish a friend on a birthday. Having in memory a to-do list for the day or near future. Retrospective memory is remembering what to remember, if you want to do in a certain direction, you have visited the place once and already know the direction would be retrospective memory.

Active memory

Reading more increases concentration that enables them to think and remember what they have read. Show them images so that they visualize and recollect what they have seen while reading. Instill active reading to make them remember well.

Executive memory

Short-term memory required when solving math problems is a part of executive memory. It is required to input sequential steps in a flow chart or while solving stepwise mathematical calculations.

When your child learns mathematical tables recollecting and reflecting his learnings is also an example of short-term memory.

Good memory with focus is associated with:

  • Faster information processing
  • Success in Studies  
  • Improved skill acquisition in reading
  • Skill acquisition in mathematics and language
  • Implementation of those active learnings
  • Increased skills enable them to remember their learnings.

Children’s memory is important for effective functioning in their studies and other areas. Encourage them to memorize tables, numbers, and chronological information for fortifying their memory. If you are keen on improving their memory skills contact a professional for help.

The greatest gift you can give your child is a happy memory

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