Monday, November 12, 2012
Visual Spatial Brain Training for Preschoolers
It took me about 15 minutes to come up with approximately 30 cards showing 4 figures each, one of which doesn't belong with the rest (the girls enjoyed drawing their own puzzles on the index cards while I put these together). The photos I included here are just a sampling of the ideas I came up with for the cards. Some are easier than others (where my kids can just visually see that something is different), and others are trickier (how many lines is the figure made out of? Curved vs. straight lines. Corners vs. edges of a shape. Matching a number to the sides of a figure. Etc.. etc..)
I called this game "No Zoo for You" which is just a silly fun thing to say when you find the picture that doesn't belong (I got this from a book on Phonemic Awareness for a game where kids find the objects that starts with a different letter than the rest). Here's how to play..
UPDATE: I was so inspired by how much my kids enjoyed playing "IQ games" that I created the La La Logic Critical Thinking Curriculum for 3-6 year olds, which includes online brain challenge games, printable worksheets, enrichment activities and more!