We know that executive function is important for predicting future success in children and that executive function is closely linked to self-control – another predictor for future success. One of the executive functions is working memory which can be strengthened with brain exercises.
You can also find brain exercises on Lumosity that specifically target working memory:
- Memory Match
- Monster Garden
- Rhyme Workout
- Memory Match Overload
- Memory Lane
In this exercise, you are shown the locations of several monsters. The monsters are hidden and you have to find a safe path to the flower without stepping on the monsters.
There are three levels in Rhyme workout – 1-back, 2-back, and 3-back. You have to remember if the current word card rhymes with the previous card (1-back), the word two cards back (2-back), or the word three cards back (3-back).
Memory Match Overload
This exercise trains audio and visual memory. It also has 3 levels – 1-back, 2-back, or 3-back. You have to remember the position of the person and the letter that was spoken.
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