Sing this song to the tune of Jolly Old St. Nicholas and use hand gestures. It’s a lot of fun and children learn the meanings of the punctuation symbols very quickly. As you know, singing is one of the best ways to store information in a child’s long term memory. The brain remembers in patterns and when we sing, we are using musical patterns and rhymes. Perfect!
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April 23, 2013 Comments Off
Kids are relying on Google as their memory. Not a good idea! The brain needs to be taught to memorize by using memory exercises and learning to memorize poetry and math facts. Memory is important in building relationships, establishing recognition of patterns, people and events, and then the brain transforms this information to problem solve. Kids who practice memorizing favorite poems may [Read more →]
April 1, 2013 Comments Off
I collect and memorize quotations. To me it’s like having a mini-library of inspiration in your head and being able topull out some words of wisdom at the right moment. It’s really not that difficult, especially if it becomes a family affair. One night a week have one family member be responsible for finding a meaningful thought or saying or quotation. After discussion about the meaning and how the words can change lives, challenge the family to memorize it.
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November 6, 2012 Comments Off