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Learning Through Play: Workout That Memory

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A HUGE part of reading is retention through memory. Are we remembering each letter sound? Can we recall the sound on the spot for both lowercase and uppercase letters? How do we connect these sounds to make the word, and after we have sounded out the word can we remember to speed it up fast enough to make it comprehensible?

But memory also impacts our daily lives beyond reading because it shows we have created a routine or learned something and then bring it up front on demand. But how do we work such an important tool to help ourselves, our children, and/or our students? 

Make a game of it for everyone!  Utilize our STEAM TO GO KITS, games, and special Storytimes as a foundational way to help strengthen memory outside of our daily routines. Our STEAM TO GO KITS offer fun books, games, and toys at each branch that can build upon rules for playing, reading, working together and more. We have games! On a rainy day, come to the library to checkout and play games for all ages. And lastly, use our storytimes as a talking point for your family, or even as a way for you to read to your child at night.

"What did we do at story time today? Can we place it in order? What did we like and dislike about Storytime?"

"Let's make a prediction before we start our book. Is our prediction right? Do we need to change it? Now that we have finished the book, let's recount the story from beginning to middle to end."

You can even check your child's background knowledge by seeing what words, topics, events they can recall before you start any books or adventures.