One of my favorite games to play with my children when they were young is the “matching game”. You know, the game that requires players to match similar elements on cards by turning one card over and then turning over a second card in hopes that they “match”.
According to Google, Matching and Memory Games have many benefits including....
· Improved concentration
· Increased short term memory
· Increased attention to detail
· Improved ability to find similarities and differences in objects
· Improved vocabulary
· Help to classify objects that are grouped by similar traits
These benefits are not limited to children, but are also seen in adults, especially the elderly.
Matching and Memory Games can be purchased at the store, or can easily be made at home using photos of your family members glued to cardboard or heavy paper.
Your children may even enjoy helping you make a set of “matching cards” and then have a family night where your family can enjoy a competitive game of Matching.
This post written by NAPO Michigan Business Partner Patty Hopp, Owner of Pictures of You, Photo Organizing business.