Games play a key role in a child’s life because they not only teach them life skills like cooperation, teamwork, & leadership, but they also lay a solid basis for their careers & personal lives. Gaming is an integral part of the learning process & has therefore become an essential part of traditional classrooms as well as online learning. Hence, it is ever a good idea to open the door to fun learning through games.
Remember the mischief & memories of Snakes and Ladders? Besides being a wonderful bonding activity among family and friends, it was also a wonderful way for children to learn early mathematics concepts like addition and counting. Today, gaming has grown much beyond that with concepts such as STEM learning which seeks to build self-confidence in children through experimentation. There are also many fun mathematics games available in the market which are sought at increasing the child’s intuitive math abilities.
Now, let’s talk about some of the advantages of learning through fun games, they:
- Sharpen concentration power
- Build and enhance memory skills
- Create a solid foundation for future learning & multi-disciplinary skills
- Sharpens analytical, crucial thinking, and reasoning skills
- Encourages observation with memory-based games with fun elements attached to it
In light of the extensive array of options available in the market related to fun games, it is completely natural for parents to be confused about what type of games they should choose for their children. We are listing some of the finest games to improve a child’s memory and can be easily played at home:
Write some numbers on separate slips of paper & ask your child to read them within a minute. Then, fast flip them over with the blank side facing upwards and ask him/her to repeat the numbers in some time. Your child will be encouraged to engage, enhance participation skills, and develop his or her understanding of numbers as they play this game.
Memory Card Matching:
Memory card matching games can be played using shapes, designs or colours. Just shuffle the cards and ask the child to match the pairs. Playing this game will enhance concentration, increase attention to detail & enhance the ability to find similar and different objects.
Daily routine rewind:
The purpose of this game is to establish a sense of timing & enhance the ability to memorize the routine activities of the day such as breakfast, bath, school, tiffin, lunch, park play, bedtime time etc. Playing this game will not only improve concentration power but will also instil discipline in the child.
A classic toddler favourite, this game entails finding ‘Waldo’ –a character from people dressed in similar clothes in a room.
Take a few of the child’s favourite things & hide them in spaces inside your house. Then, ask the child to discover them. This game will not just keep the child’s mind ticking but will also improve his/her rationale, memory & critical thinking.
Eventually, our joint goal is to raise children who are not just successful adults in the future, but happy & collaborative human beings who bring more positivity to our planet. At Gurugram Global Heights School, learning & fun go hand in hand as the school undertakes thoughtfully curated activities for children that are designed to improve their analytical thinking & logical reasoning while building their confidence.