Memory Bricks are a motivating way to teach memory strategies
Memory Bricks are a pleasure to hold and are a kinaesthetic learning activity
They can be used for sequential or spatial memory activities
They are a teaching tool which needs adult supervision
Memory Bricks can be used with children from 2 years old and are suitable for primary school age pupils and those with special needs
Each set contains 40 bricks which are carefully graded according to different levels of perception and vocabulary
An explanation teaching manual is included
To use Memory Bricks the teacher takes 2/3/4/5 bricks and makes a sequence. The student looks at them and then makes his/her own version from memory with his/her own bricks. The two sets are then compared. The number remembered or the sequential complexity is not the most crucial point. The discussion of the technique and the strategy used to memorise the sequence is the learning process for the child not whether the result is right or wrong. It has been found that traditional training in memory is not always sufficient to develop good memory skills. It may be necessary to discuss the process involved and the strategies used in order to allow the learner to develop his/her own memory. Without this conscious discussion, improvements in memory may not be transferred from teaching and therapy sessions to everyday situations. With this teaching, strategies can be used for all subjects and can be developed and adapted by the learner
There are four levels of difficulty:
||single objects (the easiest level)
||objects which are all in the same topic/semantic category
||objects which are orientated in different ways, e.g. an animal may face to the right or left, hence memory load is increased
||most difficult level, orientation, size and colour vary.
Although these are bricks they are NOT toys and must always be used under adult supervision. The stickers can be peeled off if a child is not supervised.
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