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Our last blog entry was dedicated to the 5 most popular cognitive stimulation activities for adults. Today’s post focuses on kids. We are about to explain the 5 cognitive stimulation activities for children most used by NeuronUP professionals in 2016.
Cognitive Stimulation Activities for Children:
1. The Magic Word
The classic word search puzzle remains the cognitive stimulation activity most chosen among professionals to improve attention in kids.
NeuronUP offers therapists the possibility of customizing the word search to stimulate patients by using words from their daily life. For example, creating a customized word search with the names of their school friends:
2. Follow the path
Follow the path is an activity to improve alternating attention and inhibition. The child must follow the steps marked on the pictures to reach the castle. A range of difficulty levels is also available so that the professional can adjust the task to the needs of each child.
Now it’s more difficult, right? Think you can do it? Try it! The solution is in the picture below.
3. Common items
Common items is the perfect activity for improving selective attention and semantic memory. Children have to select a number of specific items from among a group of stimuli. For example, in the next picture, children have to identify objects that are typically used in winter:
4. Hide-and-seek with letters
This cognitive stimulation activity for children involves searching for the given letter among a group of letters. It targets selective attention in particular. Be careful: it is easy to leave some out!
5. Animal Pairs
Matching cards, another classic in cognitive stimulation, consists of finding the matching pairs among the face-down cards. In this case, the professional trains the kid’s episodic memory, selective attention, as well as working memory.
As you can see, NeuronUP also provides the professional with the opportunity to number the cards in the event of group therapy, thus making the identification of the exact card to which the children are alluding to easier.