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6 ways to develop your child's memory-Woodmam

Method 1: Understand the characteristics of children's memory

Parents should understand their children's memory characteristics and the factors that affect their children's memory. Only in this way can they find more effective ways to help children enhance their memory. Do not put too high demands on children, and cultivate children's memory step by step within the scope of children's abilities.

Before the child is 3 years old, it is easy to remember things that are interesting and characteristic of the child, but this kind of memory often lacks purpose and is more random, so the memory is kept for a short time. Typically, a 1-year-old remembers only a few days ago, a 2-year-old can remember a few weeks ago, and a 3-year-old can recall things from months ago. Memories before the age of 3 have strong emotional overtones, and children tend to remember situations that make them feel happy or sad.

After the age of 3, children's unconscious memory gradually develops. They can clearly remember the names of objects, the names of partners, the position of their own objects, as well as simple ancient poems and children's songs. The memory retention time is significantly longer and can be maintained for several months. , the content of memory has also become enriched. With the guidance of parents, the child's intentional memory also begins to develop, and parents can clearly point out the purpose and task of memorizing, which will help the child's memory. When the child's interest increases, he will try to memorize something.

In addition, parents should also understand the factors that affect the child's memory, such as the child's emotional state, the child's perception of the things remembered, the child's knowledge and experience, the characteristics of the child's memory objects, and the number of memory objects. On this basis, parents should encourage children to observe things more and enhance their intentional memory.

Method 2: Provide scientific nutrition for children's brains

Parents should understand that a child's strong memory requires a healthy brain and a good brain environment. Therefore, parents should arrange their child's diet reasonably, adjust their child's dietary structure, and increase the supply of food to improve their child's memory.

In terms of children's diet, parents should ensure that their children consume enough protein. It is a bridge for transmitting information between brain nerve cells and is of great benefit to enhancing children's memory. It mainly exists in egg yolks, lean meat, seafood, soybeans, etc. Parents should also let their children eat carrots regularly, which helps to ensure the metabolism of the children's brains. In addition, it is necessary to reasonably match vegetables and fruits, such as pineapple, which is rich in vitamin C and trace elements, and has low calories, which helps to improve children's memory.

Parents should also reasonably control the amount of water their children drink. Scientific research shows that when a child drinks a lot of water, the water in the blood will increase, the osmotic pressure will decrease, the blood volume will increase, and the synthesis of the hypothalamus and the release of antidiuretic hormone from the neuropituitary will decrease, which is not good for the child's memory.

While ensuring the nutritional supply of the child's brain, parents should also provide a good external environment for the child, because the environment the child is in also has an impact on memory. Parents should prepare a quiet environment for their children, and their emotions tend to be relatively stable, so that they can concentrate on memory, while a cluttered environment can easily interfere with children's attention and affect children's memory.

Method 3: Stimulate children's memory interest

interest is the best teacher. Under the guidance of interest, children will gradually increase the enthusiasm of memory, and often show strong memory for things they are interested in. Therefore, parents must consciously stimulate children's memory interest. Starting from the child's interest, the memory effect will be more ideal.

Interest is also the embodiment of children's desire for knowledge, and is the most active factor in the memory process. Only by stimulating children's interest can they guide children to enhance their memory.

In order to clarify the difference between "smile" and "laugh" to his child, a father deliberately showed a smile in front of his child, and then asked his child: "You have been doing well recently, and Dad is very happy. Look at Dad's expression. What?" The child said that his father was smiling, and then the child also smiled.

When the father saw the child's smile, he laughed and said, "Dad praised you, are you very happy?" The child nodded, the father asked the child what his expression was just now, and the child said: "It's a laugh, you They all laughed out loud."

"Yes, Dad is glad you've been working so hard lately." Dad then asked, "What's the difference between a smile and a laugh?" The child replied, "A smile is a face without a voice; a laugh is a happy laugh. Come out."

Under the guidance of his father, the child developed an interest in "smile" and "laughter", and naturally had a deep memory of the difference between these two words.

Adults will easily remember things that they are interested in, and they will force themselves to remember things that they are not interested in but must remember, but children are different. They have poor self-control and need the guidance of interest. Therefore, If parents want their children to learn to remember, they can only rely on stimulating their children's interest, not blindly forcing them.

In life, some children with excellent or extraordinary memory are often found. Their memory ability is acquired by diligent study and practice on the basis of a strong interest in learning.

Parents must learn to respect their children and get along with them as equals, so that the children will live in a relaxed and harmonious environment, feel comfortable, the children's memory interest will be stronger, and the memory effect will be more ideal, not only remember quickly, but also Remember to jail.

Therefore, parents should encourage children to memorize easily and happily under the guidance of interest, instead of forcing children to learn and memorize, the memory effect is definitely not ideal, and the child will be bored.

Method 4: Let children master the law of forgetting

The law of memory is also the law of forgetting. German psychologist Ebbinghaus found through experiments that in the process of learning, forgetting is inevitable, but there are scientific laws to follow. Forgetting is always fast first and then slow, and as time goes by, the speed of forgetting gradually slows down, and the amount of forgetting also decreases.

According to this forgetting law, parents should teach their children to grasp the best time to remember. When children learn knowledge, they should guide them to review in time. As time increases, the number of review times can be gradually reduced, and the interval can be gradually extended.

In addition, parents should guide their children to choose different memory methods according to their age. For younger children, it is best to allow children to review every day; for older children, the interval can be longer.

Before the child takes the test, parents should help the child to strengthen the review, familiarize with the textbook knowledge, and carry out conscious memory to increase the effect of memory, and at the same time improve the child's memory confidence.

Method 5: Help children find the best memory time

The characteristics of memory vary from person to person. There are four peaks in human memory time: after getting up in the morning, from 8:00 to 10:00 in the morning, from 18:00 to 20:00 in the afternoon, and before going to bed at night. During these four time periods, the cranial nerves are in a highly excited state, the thinking is sensitive, and the memory efficiency is high. Parents are the people who are closest to their children and know them best. They should observe their children carefully, find out the best memory time for their children, and let their children memorize knowledge in the best state to achieve the ideal memory effect.

Gao Lin is in the third year of junior high this year. He will take the senior high school entrance examination next year, so he is under a lot of academic pressure. He used to go to bed before 10 o'clock every night, but now every night after 10 o'clock, he has to study for a while.

After the mother found out, she felt that it was not good for the child's health, but Gao Lin told his mother that at this time of the night, he felt that his memory was very good, and he could easily remember things that he could not remember normally.

The mother realized that this is the best memory time for the child, so she no longer interfered with the child's study time, but only told the child to arrange his own time reasonably.

After getting up in the morning, after a night of rest, the brain has eliminated fatigue, the memory efficiency is the highest, and it is suitable for memorizing some difficult-to-remember content; from 8:00 to 10:00 in the morning, the brain is very excited and suitable for learning content that requires strong thinking; 18:00 to 20:00 is the best time to summarize and organize knowledge; before going to bed at night, it is suitable to review and review the knowledge learned throughout the day, focusing on memorizing knowledge that is difficult to remember.

Parents can divide the child's learning time into several different stages, and then analyze which stage of the child's state is the best, and which time period is the most suitable for memory, so as to find the best memory time and let the child memorize during this time. , recite, understand the knowledge points, and repeat until you remember them.

Method 6: Let children master the correct memory method

Children's brain potential is huge. If parents consciously teach their children some scientific memory methods, they will make children achieve twice the result with half the effort. The following methods can be used for children to effectively cultivate and develop their memory: intuitive image method, game memory method, classification memory method, understanding memory method, associative memory method, organ participation method, beginning and end memory method, formula memory method , repetition reinforcement method, emotional memory method, etc.
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