Babies and toddlers are little sponges. As part of their amazing brain capabilities, they have great memories. Xander is always surprising me by remembering things that I never would have imagined he even paid attention to in the first place. I have decided I want to help him develop and retain him memory skills, so we are starting to do some memory games.
I was inspired by the games presented in Babylicious, but decided to make my own to make it more engaging for Xander. Right now, we are starting very simple. Basically I am showing him a 2x2 grid of images for 5-10 seconds. Then I take it away and give him a blank grid and separate images for him to put in their "spots." For now, I am only giving him the four images that were in the original grid, but may eventually give him extra images so he has to determine the correct ones. I could also increase the size of the grids or add complexity to the background in the future. While it is taking him a little while to catch on to the concept, he absolutely loves playing. He would play many times in a row if I let him.
You can download the game grids I made by clicking the pictures below.
Please help us out!!!
Xander has made it into the final five for the Sparkabilities video contest to win an iPad. We need your help to win! Each view on YouTube counts as a vote. Voting goes through the end of the month and you can vote multiple times (although not from mobile devices). I would absolutely love to have an iPad for him because I think it would be a great resource for educational apps and I wouldn't be able to afford one until I finish grad school. Please take the time to watch, it is only 37 seconds! THANK YOU!
YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?