Memory Skills

Memory is a basic thought process. Many times this process is automatic, we memorize without realizing it! Memory is necessary in any learning, so much so that without memory we could not learn. But depending on what we want to learn we will use one type of memory or another.

Regardless of which one we use, it is important to know that memory can be exercised. It is very convenient to train her all her life to keep her in top shape.

The following games and materials are designed to exercise memory in a fun and entertaining way for both children and adults.

Exercise memory
Original touch-memory game using illustrations specially created with a great deal of contrast and a rough texture! Develop visual and touch discrimination, attention and spatial memory. Also suitable for people with visual impairment.
Diversity and culture

Maxi-memory diversity and ways of living

20409
Discover different ways of living and carrying out daily activities in the world, including going to school, getting water, playing, travelling and much more. With this memory game using real images on large cards, you will find out about how people live in other places and learn about the great diversity of today’s world. You will also develop your...
Spin the roulette wheel and play at inventing mathematical problems! Helps children to understand how problems are structured and to learn how to solve them, according to each child’s level of knowledge. Stimulates emotions, creativity, reasoning and calculation skills, the foundations for developing logical and mathematical thinking. Developed by José...
Skills Development Games

Tactile maxi-memory "everyday life"

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1 Reviews
A large-format tactile memory game with different textures featuring real images of everyday life. For working on tactile discrimination, visual memory and attention through the sense of touch.  You can play both the classic and tactile memory games. Inspired by the Montessori methodology.
Skills Development Games

Tactile maxi-memory \"nature\"

20411
A large-format tactile memory game with different textures featuring real images of our environment. For working on tactile discrimination, visual memory and attention through the sense of touch.  You can play both the classic and tactile memory games. Inspired by the Montessori methodology.
Skills Development Games

Maxi-memory pets

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This game allows you to exercise memory with real images on large cards. It promotes the development of observation and concentration. Through the attention is improved visual and spatial memory.  The wide variety of images helps to expand vocabulary. It also allows you to make phrases and establish associations between the images of the tabs according to...
Skills Development Games

Maxi-memory inventions

20406
Travel back in time, and in each pair of pictures discover the progress of the inventions that have changed history. An amazing memory game with large, real-life images for exercising memory skills and working on attention issues. Travel back in time through inventions!
Skills Development Games

Maxi-memory universe

20405
Memory game featuring true-life images of the universe on large format cards for exercising the memory, working on attention skills while discovering the wonders of the universe. This game allows you to exercise memory with real images on large cards. It promotes the development of observation and concentration. Through the attention is improved visual...
Skills Development Games

Maxi-memory healthy food

20402
1 Reviews
This game allows you to exercise memory with real images on large cards. It promotes the development of observation and concentration. Through the attention is improved visual and spatial memory. The wide variety of images helps to expand vocabulary. It also allows you to make phrases and establish associations between the images of the tabs according to...
Skills Development Games

Maxi-memory places of the world

20404
This game allows you to exercise memory with real images on large cards. It promotes the development of observation and concentration. Through the attention is improved visual and spatial memory. The wide variety of images helps to expand vocabulary. It also allows you to make phrases and establish associations between the images of the tabs according to...
Skills Development Games

Maxi-memory cultures

20403
This game allows you to exercise memory with real images on large cards. It promotes the development of observation and concentration. Through the attention is improved visual and spatial memory. The wide variety of images helps to expand vocabulary. It also allows you to make phrases and establish associations between the images of the tabs according to...
Skills Development Games

Maxi-memory equality

20407
A modern memory game for working on equality values, by matching pairs of professions that are done by both men and women equally. A fun way of exercising memory skills and developing attention while instilling values. A memory game with large and real-life images. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Mathematics

Maxi-memory hygiene and health

20408
How many hygiene and health habits do you know? With this memory game involving real images on large cards, you will learn about and encourage healthy hygiene habits, while exercising the memory and working on attention skills. Thanks to hygiene, we live longer!
Skills Development Games

Associations

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2 Reviews
Observe, associate and learn the functional relationship between the objects.
Skills Development Games

Contrasts

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A game of logical association for creating 34 pairs of cards which represent opposite concepts.
Skills Development Games

Before and after

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1 Reviews
A game of association comprising sets of three time-sequenced photos representing before, during and after.
Skills Development Games

Touch-photo

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A sensorial game for developing the sense of touch, based on distinguishing eight different textures and matching them to different photos, establishing a visual-tactile association.
Skills Development Games

Listen and put the stories in order

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Listen to the 6 classic stories and put the cartoons in order. Each story has a different coloured frame, which helps to develop a sense of time and chronological perception.
Educational Games

Topology Birds. Spatial orientation

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Original memory game to develop spatial orientation and learn opposing spatial positions: in front-behind, inside-outside, on-under, to the right-to the left, near-far and together-apart. Form pairs of birds in opposite spatial positions and test your observation skills and your memory! Large cards with real scenarios.
Creative wheels for telling... Creative wheels for telling... 2
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Spin the wheels, look at the pictures and let your imagination run wild! Includes 8 themed wheels with real-world images, 2 rewritable wheels, an erasable marker and cards with icons for assigning the wheels and saying whose turn it is. Work in a group to create amazing stories together!



There are different types of memory: short-term memory, to retain things momentarily, long-term memory, to store information for a long time, or sensory memory, which preserves information from the senses.

Each person has a different brain, develops and uses one type of memory more than another. For example, there are those who have photographic memory and retain information through images, and those who have auditory memory and perfectly remember sounds, words or complete conversations.

Whatever memory we use most in our daily lives, we have to train it and work with it so that our brain does not oxidize and is at full capacity.

When should memory be exercised?

Children may have memory problems if they have any of the following symptoms:

  • Lower than expected school performance for their age and intelligence.
  • Lack of retention of the teacher's instructions to perform school exercises.
  • No or little memory capacity.
  • They barely intervene in class.
  • They are looking for automation to simplify their tasks.
  • They have attention problems.

Games to exercise memorization

Memory games are easy to learn and can be complicated by development and learning needs.

Any game of association forces the mind to remain focused during the time of the game. The matching games, and their multiple versions of Akros, have the added didactic value of introducing children to environmental education, healthy eating and other values.

In this way, teaching in a playful environment is assumed and the brain is trained to memorize by means of images. It improves concentration, spatial and visual memory and enriches vocabulary.

Benefits of exercises in memory

Activities to exercise memory, as part of a therapy or as a search for personal improvement, provide multiple benefits in daily life, among them:

  • Improvement of reading comprehension. It involves children who can better understand the class exercises or the subject matter of a textbook.
  • Increased creativity. By exercising the retentive, the brain speeds up the ideation of any subject thanks to the ability to collect related mental data.
  • Growth in children's self-esteem. They value themselves more for the security that comes with knowing they are capable of holding information in their heads.
  • When children strengthen their self-image, stress levels decrease when they cease to be considered forgetful people.

Factors affecting visual memory

There are some factors that can affect our ability to retain the necessary information with our visual memory. These are the factors that we develop below: sleep, brain damage, age and alcohol.

SLEEP
According to the studies, human beings perform better and better if their sleep habits are correct, which means that sleep is capable of reinforcing and even improving the imprint of memory.

BRAIN DAMAGE
When there is some kind of brain damage and as a consequence you have a bad memory, losing part of the information or not being accessible, it is because the information that we already have in our brain and that before the brain damage we had in our visual memory is incorrectly interpreted.

AGE
Our visual memory worsens over the years, especially when it comes to short-term memory. Any delay or excessive complexity of a task causes our visual memory to be reduced.

ALCOHOL
Several studies have shown that alcohol can cause an alteration in our cognitive functions, which is directly related to the recognition of work in different memory processes. Thus, it is indicated that people who drink compulsively experience a deterioration of their functions, in terms of visual memory.

4 visual memory exercises

Try to develop traditional games and activities with the children, and motivate them so that they like it and want to play more times.

Some games, such as classic rounds, where children must learn a rhyme, with a song, and where they must be placed in a certain way, may be perfect for work.

The daily routine activities themselves can help to exercise visual memory, if we do them by paying attention to what we are doing.

Visual memory consists of processing images and therefore, certain games can help to exercise it. This is the case of the following activities that we propose below:

Association of images

All those memory games that involve visualizing an image and remembering its position, then finding a partner and associating both are perfect for exercising visual memory.

Playful and traditional games

These types of games, such as puzzles, songs, rhymes, and other pastimes such as word searches, can be a great exercise to work on visual memory.

Try to get children to spend as little time as possible with electronic devices, such as consoles, tablets, mobile phones, etc.

Reasoning your own questions

When a child asks you a question, try to get him/her to answer it, let him/her reason the answer and get to answer his/her own question.

This technique will help you to retain the material learned for longer, and to exercise your memory, since we will be forcing you to think and not accustoming you to give them the answer right away.

Reflecting on forgetfulness

For example, in the case of having forgotten a toy somewhere, we should help them to think about where the toy may have been, making an extraordinary effort to remember the exact place, and to get it before starting the search for the toy.

We must teach them to think about the consequences of any forgetfulness, both for themselves and for others. Similarly, if they forget to perform any of the tasks imposed on them, we must follow the same rule and force them to reflect on the consequences of their forgetfulness.

Children usually forget not to concentrate properly, so every time they remember something really important, we must congratulate and reward them in order to motivate their memory capacity.

Memory can be exercised, and in the Akros Shop we have all the material necessary to do it. It is very easy to exercise it, we can do it every day, and thus get to retain as much information as possible.

This is something we must do all our lives. In our online store you will find products that will allow you to exercise your memory, in the right way, in each of the evolutionary periods that human development goes through. But not only memory is important.

Skills such as attention, emotional intelligence, cooperation, autonomy and time management and even more specific issues, such as reading, fine motor skills and speech and pronunciation improvement, can and should be trained, and at Akros we have all the tools for this. Uncover them now!

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