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9 best kids' memory games: Unforgettable fun for every age

Martha Alexander
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We wanted games that would capture the imagination, entice play and be lots of fun (The Independent)
We wanted games that would capture the imagination, entice play and be lots of fun (The Independent)

Childhoods are full of games – from hide and seek and I spy to board games, card games and computer games.

Almost all children’s games have an educational benefit and help kids develop their abilities in one way or another, especially social skills, such as turn taking and understanding how to win or lose graciously.

One of the most important aspects of a child’s development is their memory. Encouraging children to exercise their memories will not only keep them sharp and clear, but it will also promote a host of other benefits.

Memory games help improve concentration, hone attention to detail and quicken recognition. They are also just a really good work out for growing brains.

What we were looking for in this round-up of games mainly, of course, was an ability to encourage or enhance the memory.

We also wanted the games to capture the imagination, entice play and be lots of fun. These activities were the ones that our little testers came back to time and time again.

Obviously, quality was also hugely important – so we were absolutely on the hunt for beautifully crafted or illustrated games.

You can trust our independent reviews. We may earn commission from some of the retailers, but we never allow this to influence selections, which are formed from real-world testing and expert advice. This revenue helps to fund journalism across The Independent.

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