Short-term memory can also be called working memory as it helps us store events, people and basically life's moments. It's called short term because incidents or events are stored for a short period of time and they test our intelligence. You'd be surprised to learn that at a point, it helps us in remembering about 7, plus or minus 2, events or information.
Although we can't control incidents and can't refrain from taking more information in. And when our brain begins to collect more than 7 events, items, or information to store, many times, some of this information can get lost or misplaced. Which is why, exercising our memory is very important.
And that's what we are here to discuss―memory improvement games for kids and adults. These games will help you enhance your mental powers in turn, strengthening your memory.
Games for Kids
There are various subjects in school that kids have to learn, and this can put a lot of stress on their little minds. Which is why, playing such games will not only excite them but also exercise their memory. And when they begin to learn and get better at games, get them some fun prizes so they are motivated.
The 1st kid will begin as he frames the 1st sentence. The 2nd kid repeats that 1st line and adds another line of his own. The 3rd kid repeats the 2 lines and adds another. The 4th kid repeats all the 3 lines and adds another line. When it's the 1st kid's turn again, ask him to repeat all lines to finish the game. Keep making new stories and have fun playing.
Now blindfold them and ask them to put all the pieces together. Bring different kinds of jigsaw puzzles as the more they play this game, the better they will get at it and improve their short term memory. Plus, this game challenges them and increases their concentration level.
Games for Adults
It's common that some people begin to forget or can't remember certain things like grocery items, washing the car at a particular time, lock the door before leaving the home, forgetting why you went in the kitchen or bedroom for, keeping some item at a particular place and then forgetting where it is, and/or forgetting someone's name you just met.
Hold the cards for about 5 seconds in front of you and then you get the chance to write down the letters. After all the flashcards are finished, review the results. You can also have versions to this game like using pictures and trying to remember the number of people in it or the colors.
Some examples of homophones are die and dye, ice cream and I scream, aloud and allowed, genes and jeans, mustard and mustered, marshal and martial, dual and duel, aye and eye, band and banned, fourth and forth, or bold and bowled. It's a fun game and you will learn new words as well.