In a new article, the authors offer suggestions for how parents can help pre-schoolers improve their memory.
This is important because research shows that preschoolers who score lower on a memory task are likely to score higher on a dropout risk scale at the age of 12.
“Parents can help their children develop strong working memory skills at home, and this can have a positive impact on school performance later in life.”
Suggestions that help pre-schooler improve memory include:
- Engaging in pretend play with other children.
- Encouraging mindfulness by helping them focus on moment-to-moment experiences.
- Limiting screen time, which can undermine cognitive control and take time away from more enriching pursuits.