What is a Memory game ?
A memory game is a simple cards game in which you have to place all the cards upside down on a surface and two cards are flipped face up over each turn. The object of the game is to pick up the matching pairs.
I used to love playing memory game with my brother growing up. This used to be one of our favourite games apart from ludo. My son is 3.8 years old and I have started playing memory game with him. He also enjoys playing it. You can start playing this game with your child when he is 3 years old.
For toddlers a lot of simplified matching or memory games are available online and at toys shops. You can even make your own set of cards for Memory game on any topic. Some of the topics on which you can make your own game for toddlers are Shapes, Animals, Colours, Objects and Vehicles. You can either take a print out or you can draw the objects yourself. Colour them and make them look bright and beautiful. Puzzles are also a form of Memory games.
Why are memory games important for kids ?
- Helps kids to retain things better:
- Improves Vocabulary :
- Improves Concentration :
- Trains Visual Memory :
- Helps to find similarities and differences in objects :
- Improves Critical thinking :
- Exercise for the brain :
- Improves problem Solving skills :
The earlier you introduce memory games to your child, the better, it will be for the overall development of his brain.
Do share in comments if your child plays memory games and which is his favoruite memory game.