In Heguru, they have a linking memory activity which I call “Random Linking Memory“. Unlike the Shichida linking memory program, the story and picture cards change each week so there is a brand new sequence of picture cards to remember at each lesson. You can practice the Random Linking Memory exercise by using your own series of linking memory cards. One way of creating your own cards is to recycle the flash cards you use for your child’s speed play flash card activities. However, these cards can sometimes be large and cumbersome. Alternatively, you can make your own set of Linking Memory Cards using the following template:
Just print them out onto cardboard paper, cut them out, and you are ready to go.
How to Use the Cards:
- Shuffle the cards.
- Open the cards one by one and make up a random story that will help you connect the cards together so you can remember them in sequence.
- Cover the cards and try to repeat the story (or just the pictures).
- Repeat this activity. Start with 5 cards, then slowly increase the number of cards in the sequence. See how many cards you can remember.