4 Brain Games to Boost Cognitive Function and Memory
Doing daily brain exercises can help your child to boost their memory, concentration and focus when handling daily tasks. Adding these exercises to their daily routine will show improvement in their school work, extracurricular activities and even in their social relationships.
Test Your Recall:
To do this exercise, show your child an image for 30 seconds and have them pay close attention to its detailing. Once the image is taken away, instruct your child to draw the image as best as they can.
This can also be accomplished by making a list of colours, objects or names and later taking the list away to test your child’s recall abilities.
Challenge Your Taste Buds
This fun activity is a great way to include the whole family. Put together different snacks, such as fruit and veggie kabobs or some trail mix. The more variety of flavours, the better this activity will go. Have each member close their eyes and try each snack. The purpose of this activity is to activate your taste buds and guess the food being consumed.
Learn a New Activity:
In addition to exercising the brain, physical activity is another proven way to increase memory and boost cognitive development. In karate, our students learn how to clear their minds while concentrating on one thing at a time.
Play Word Games:
Storytelling Memory Game
This game can be played among a group of friends, siblings, or as a family. Gather in a circle and pick one player to start the story. Each player then adds in a new sentence, however must remember to emphasize one key word that the next player uses in their story.
Make a list of words for you child to unscramble. This is also a great way to introduce your kids to new vocabulary and practice their spelling!