Thursday, 8 August 2013

Visual Memory

What a great week we have had at our Head Start Headquarters! This week we looked at Visual Memory. Visual memory is your child’s ability to store visual information in their short term and long term memory.

Short term visual memory is important for tasks such as following instructions and copying information from the board. 

Long term visual memory involves the integration of visual information with previous experiences. This becomes important to ensure a good foundation of basic mathematical and literacy concepts is laid for future learning. 

This week we had lots of things hiding in boxes and egg cartons and it was interesting to watch the children play with the toys and then put them back in the boxes for the next child to find.  Our Search and Rescue game  pit was a great hit too, looking at a visual cue and then searching for the corresponding picture in the pool...Dora the Explorer was a crowd pleaser!

Our "Kim's Game", got a few looks in and trying to remember what was on the tray when the scarf went back over the top was a challenge even for the adults!
This week we have welcomed some Otago polytec students who will be with us for the term looking at how we run our groups and all the amazing learning that goes on in our Head Start classes.

Well that's all from me this week, have a great weekend and all the Head Start team look forward to seeing you next week bright and bubbly ready for another great week at our Head Start Headquarters.

Can you spot the differences??
Take Care
The Head Start Team :)

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