Monday, October 29, 2012

Developing Memory

Recently a friend asked me if I had any ideas for a simple memory game.  I have been wanting to start working on more memory activities with Adeline so I created a simple game with a file folder.  Short term functional memory can be a challenge at times for people with Down syndrome  but it is so important.  We use our memory to speak, learn, and even move.

This activity is similar to the number flaps that we created last week.  I  cut off a file folder to make it shorter and then made some flaps.

I created some cards using idex cards to hide for our memory game.

One set I hide under the flaps the other was added to our "where is" pile.

Adeline would then try to find the circle.

We played this over and over.  Not only did this work on memory but it used fine motor, and reinforced her knowledge of colors, shapes and numbers.


  1. Another great activity!

    This year my son has loved playing memory board games! He quite often beats me!

    How lucky your daughter is to have such a dedicated mom!

  2. This is a GREAT idea!!!! Love how we can use it to do shapes, colors, letters, numbers, even word matching!

  3. I know first hand that this is an extremely beneficial activity because I've had to go through heaps like it by a team of doctors to test my own memory before & after surgery. Neurologists use these sort of tests all the time & there is no doubt that they boost memory activity.

  4. What a great idea! I love that it helps memory skills while reinforcing whatever skills you want to focus on at the same time. Easy to prepare, too! In addition to featuring your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page, I pinned it to my Special Needs Board at


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