Linking Memory Game
Download cards free here. Make up a silly story then mix the cards up and have the child put the cards in order of the story. You can start with three cards then increase. This helps activate photographic memory and develops right brain.
pick up one cup- see the color pom pom, pick up another cup to find the same color pom pom. Can your child remember where they are? When they make a match pull those two pom poms away and continue playing until all pom poms are matched.
Make your own memory game
Take picture cards download free here and then back it up with stock paper or foam. Turn the cards over and have the child turn one over, then another to see if they have a match. If they don’t turn the two cards over again until he/she picks two of the same picture! When they make a match put those two cards away and continue playing until all cards are gone.
Have three different colored cups. Hide an object under a colored cup and then swish them around and ask the child to tell you in which cup the object is. The child must remember which cup you put it in!
Pooh’s go together game. You can get it at dollar tree or see below. Helps develop logic and critical thinking as they think about which cards go together. (Picture above shows pillow and bed go together for example)
The same Pooh game also has matching pictures of animals and characters.
“Brain Quest” ages 2-3 helps develop vocabulary skills and speaking skills.
Regular jigsaw puzzles help children develop logic and problem solving skills
” Building Thinking Skills Beginning ages 3-4″ provides fun, highly effective and engaging reasoning activities to improve the vocabulary, pre-reading, pre-writing, math, logic, spatial, and auditory processing skills of preschoolers. You can purchase this in amazon or criticalthinking.com
Make dot card patterns. Make two sets and have the child match the cards by pattern.