How to Make Memories Last for Your Preschooler

Memory Boosters

Put a spin on these classic games to raise your preschooler's recall ability.


Hide five stuffed animals in different spots. Tell your child to find them and take them to you. Ask him to put them in their hiding places.

I Spy

Instead of describing something you spot while driving in the car, see who can guess something you remember from the last big road trip.

Simon Says

Play as usual for a bit, then tell your child that Simon wants him to do the same thing that he asked him to do at the start of the game.

Originally published in the May 2009 issue of Parents magazine.

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