Playing a memory based matching game is one of the best first games to teach a young child.
With a deck of matching pairs of cards and just a few simple game rules you are set to help your child develop observational skills, visual discrimination, memory and concentration – to name just a few of the benefits of this great, first game.
Visual discrimination is the ability to see differences and similarities, even subtle ones, between physical objects and images included on printed materials. These differences and likenesses may be in size, shape, form, colour or position.
Depending upon your choice of cards, memory matching games can also reinforce learning about a range of concepts such as color recognition, letter names or sounds, counting, number recognition, alongside improved vocabulary and even reading skills.
We suggest starting play with children from the age of 3 years.