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Mother’s Day Family Activities Improve Memory Skills

May 3rd, 2016
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Family activities improve memory skills. So many kids have trouble remembering what they have read or watched or have done. You are good parents and expose your children to many wonderful things: museums, gardens, parks. But a lot of your kids don’t remember them. Read below to find out what you can do to improve memory skills with family activities even on Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day family activities bring back such good memories to me. As a girl in elementary school, I would save up and go to the local store buy my mom pansies or petunias every year. To this day, I still love pansies and petunias!

When my children were small, we would go to Marine World every year. It was media day on Mother’s Day and my husband worked for the local TV station so we were able to get in for free. It was “our tradition.” Everyone always had a great time and on the way home we’d share our favorite moments of the day.

Now that my children are grown and on their own, my husband and I go on a garden tour every Mother’s Day. It is our new tradition.

Traditions change as time goes on, but it is important to have those traditions. Traditions become a very special part of your family.

So this year, when you do your family activity for Mother’s Day, take some pictures and write a few words about your day. Place them in the family memory or scrapbook. That will add to your memories when your kids go back through them. And, trust me, they will.

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One of the Best Family Activities Improve Memory Skills

One of the best activities for my kids when we would visit my mom was to sit as a family and go through the family photo albums. We would share the stories and the laughter, seeing what we looked like those years before with questionable outfits and what we’d done.

Today this is easier than ever before, just snap a photo or two on your phone, download it to the computer, paste it into a word doc, write a few lines below it and print it out. Each member of the family can even add their own sentence to it. Then place it in a scrapbook, photo album or 3-ring binder.

Once a month spend an evening together looking at the album of family activities you have created. This frequent review will improve memory skills.

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