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Brain Boosters: Ways to Improve Memory for Youths

boy eating apple to improve memory

Parents, adults, and educators are always helping students learn new ways to improve memory, critical thinking skills and good brain development. Brain boosters are a great way to promote a happy and healthy brain. From the time a child is born, a baby’s brain needs to be stimulated to ensure proper learning and development. Children learn the quickest from the time they are born to around age 5. Millions of neurons and synapsis are forming their connections to create an adult brain.   

The following is a list of tips to use to help improve memory at a young age.

  1. Create physical activity with your child every day. 
  1. Create meals together from start to finish. 
  1. Teach life skills. 
  1. Prepare foods with omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, lutein and choline because they are brain boosters. 
  1. Play and engage with children in activities, puzzles, games, crafts and music to encourage enjoyable learning opportunities. 
  1. Read to and with children to make it a good experience that promotes language, knowledge and brain development.  
  1. Talk with children and engage them as they speak. Listen to what they say and then start a conversation regarding what they say.  

The following are brain teasers that can we used to help improve a children’s memory. 

Woodchuck 

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, if the woodchuck could chuck wood? 

He would chuck, he would, as much as he could, 

And chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would, 

If a woodchuck could chuck wood. 

 

Peter Piper 

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. 

A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked. 

If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, 

Where’s the peck of pickled peppers that Peter Piper picked? 

 

She Sells 

She sells sea shells by the seashore 

And the shells she sells by the seashore are sea shells for sure. 

 

Here are some books that can be checked out! 

Memory Superpowers! An Adventurous Guide to Remembering What You Don’t Want to Forget by Nelson Dellis 

How to Remember Everything Tips & Tricks to Become A Memory Master! by Jacob Sager Weinstein 

Improving Your Memory At School , through Hoopla, by Harry Parker 

 

Check out these websites to learn more about the Brain, the Mind and Memory! 

How Memory Works in Kids by Understood.org 

Fingerplays and Songs Encourage Development in Young Children by Michigan State University.edu 

Developmental Differences in Memory During Early Childhood: Insights From Event-Related Potentials by the National Center for Biotechnology Information.gov 

Happy Childhood Memories Linked to Better Health Later in Life by the American Psychological Association.org 

How to Improve Your Memory by Help Guide.org 

Memory Matters by Kids Health.org 

Coin Memory Match by U.S. Mint.gov 

Play Games at NASA’s Space Place at NASA.gov 

Play a Memory Game through the State Parks at Virginia.gov 

Play a Barnyard Matching Game with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on PBS Kids.org 

Math and Memory through PBS.org 

Printable Memory Game with Curious George at PBS.org 

Boost Memory and Learning with Music by PBS.org 

Watch a video through The Nature of Memory by PBS.org 

Brainteasers by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences 

Tracy

Hello! My name is Ms. Tracy and I am a librarian assistant in the Austintown and Michael Kusalaba Library. I am a new librarian assistant and I enjoy reading nonfiction books about travel and animals. My favorite part about being a librarian is helping all of the wonderful people that I get to meet.