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Remembering more and more information

Why is this important?
Children need to be able to remember increasingly longer and more complicated information. This develops their memory skills which is important for language.

What to do

  • Shopping games (e.g. ‘I went to the shops and bought …’) and variations of this, such as packing for a holiday, are ideal opportunities for remembering increasing amounts of information!
  • You start the game by saying ‘I went to the shop and bought a banana’.
  • The child repeats what you said and then adds another item (e.g. ‘I went to the shop and bought a banana and some biscuits’).
  • Then repeat the sentence and add another item – and so on until you think it’s time to stop!