Do you remember how our moms would insist on giving us a handful of almonds to eat on the exam day? And, even if you didn’t like them, you would eat them without cribbing because you knew that they are the superfood for the brain! Isn’t it surprising that you now find history repeating itself with your kids today?
However, it takes more than almonds to increase your children’s memory power.
The number of junk and proceed food options available to our kids today didn’t exist in our times. While it is fine to indulge them in these unhealthy foods occasionally, it should not be a constituent of their daily diet. Do note that unhealthy foods rob your children from necessary nutrients required for their physical and mental development.
Also, make sure that your children drink adequate water and healthy fluids every day to prevent dehydration which can have an adverse impact on their memory and attention.
There are several studies which have highlighted the need for both children and adults to engage in some form of exercise every day to improve memory and thinking skills. Let your kids play for at least 45 minutes to one hour every day in a physical activity that requires them to move, run and hope. You can even consider enrolling them in age-appropriate sports coaching classes to make their body sweat.
Strict Control on Screen Time
A study revealed that more screen time is linked to lower brain development in preschoolers. Another study highlighted that digital devices lead to ‘impoverished’ stimulation of the developing brain to reality.
While the current pandemic has compelled kids to stay hooked to screen for online classes and entertainment needs, you need to ensure that they engage in offline activities for the rest of the time.
Brain Memory Training
There are several professional brain memory courses which help your children boost their memory through structured modules and practical activities. These courses are designed to build skills that keep the brain active and alert and enhance their focus. Check out mind and memory training classes on Kidwise here.
Brain Memory Improvement Ideas
There are some fun ideas you can experiment with your kids to strengthen their memory power:
- Show them 5-15 items (depending on their age) for a few minutes and ask them to recall their names.
- When you come home from a mall, sightseeing place or any event, let your kids write down things they remember – it could be something they saw, heard, tasted, smelled or felt/touched.
- Let them solve puzzles every day from beginners to advanced levels.
Brain development is a key aspect of your child’s overall development and well-being. The above-mentioned tips will go a long way in boosting their memory.