How to devel­op mem­o­ry in tod­dlers

You need to start with sim­ple exer­cis­es, grad­u­al­ly com­pli­cat­ing the task. At the first stage, the baby’s favorite toys can be involved in the process: bears, hares, cars, etc. First you need to teach the child to iden­ti­fy objects with their names. Then put all the toys in one place and, turn­ing to the child, ask him to get some spe­cif­ic one. If the kid does every­thing right, you can move on.

At the sec­ond stage, draw­ings with images of ani­mals are used (you can prac­tice on game cards). Two or three cards must be laid out face up so that the baby remem­bers them. Then — turn face down and ask the child: where is the dog, for exam­ple.

Life helps to devel­op mem­o­ry

In order to prop­er­ly devel­op mem­o­ry in a child, it is not rec­om­mend­ed to lim­it one­self to exer­cis­es alone. From time to time, par­ents need to con­tact the baby with a spe­cif­ic request: bring a comb from the bath­room, get your tow­el out of the clos­et, put on slip­pers, etc. First­ly, the baby remem­bers the names of objects and learns to asso­ciate them cor­rect­ly. And, sec­ond­ly, he remem­bers what and where is in the apart­ment. After all, for sure, he has already seen all the objects more than once: you just need to strain your mem­o­ry and remem­ber where they lie.

Cul­tur­al leisure

In the learn­ing process, the cul­tur­al leisure of the child plays an impor­tant role. Par­ents should peri­od­i­cal­ly vis­it the cir­cus with the baby, vis­it the pup­pet the­ater, go to the park. And in the evening, ask him to share his impres­sions of the per­for­mance or walk he saw, to tell what and why he remem­bered, what he liked. Men­tal­ly return­ing to past events, the baby devel­ops mem­o­ry.

Start­ing to read a fairy tale before going to bed, mom may ask: at what point did you stop yes­ter­day. Thus, check­ing whether her child remem­bered what he had heard ear­li­er. It is advis­able to learn poet­ry with chil­dren: this is an effec­tive way to devel­op mem­o­ry.