Memory games might not seem like something innovative, but they can be excellent fun whilst getting your kids talking and learning vocabulary.
Skills: Observation, memory
Number of players: 2-4 (more would be complicated).
Aim: Obtaining a maximum of pairs of cards.
- Shuffle the deck well.
- Lay each card face down on a table (or flat surface), spacing them out a little.
- Each player takes turns to flip 2 cards. If cards are identical, the player keeps them and flips 2 new cards. If cards are different, player puts them back face down, trying to keep in mind what each card hides.
- The game ends when no cards are left on the table.
- Get different kinds of memory games so as to be able to work on a wider range of topics and broaden the vocabulary.
- If you can get a bilingual set of memory cards such as Lil’ollo’s, it is a nice way to work on both languages and hence enable your child to pick up translations.
- As you flip cards, make sure each player says aloud the name of the illustration