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how do i help my 3 yr old retain information

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Asked by mskey1114 at 3:51 AM on Mar. 3, 2013 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Honestly, one of the striking things about 3 year olds in my experience is their ability to retain information & their amazing capacity for remembering a LOT! I think it comes naturally for children of this age to easily remember anything that captures their interest/attention, fires their imagination or inspires love or excitement/enthusiasm in them. I mean, this seems to be their nature,

    Does the child seem unable to remember details from your day or from the stories you read together, so you're worried about memory/comprehension specifically, or is it more about wanting him/her to learn certain information & finding that it is a struggle?Maybe take a look at the information you're hoping your 3 year old will retain, and see if it's important at all to your child. Does he/she see the point, or understand the information? Is it abstract, not directly linked to meaning/purpose? It may feel like a chore to the child.

    Answer by girlwithC at 3:27 PM on Mar. 3, 2013

  • Pertaining to what specifically? Repetition will work, flashcards are great and you can make it a game. The Memory game is great at this age for building their memory. When you finish reading a story, ask him specific questions and see if he can remember. Then ask him the same questions a few hours later.

    Answer by missanc at 12:44 PM on Mar. 3, 2013

  • Yep, you say it over and over and over again tell they keep it in their little brain. At that age they forget very easly.

    Answer by louise2 at 5:32 AM on Mar. 3, 2013

  • repetition

    Answer by admckenzie at 4:05 AM on Mar. 3, 2013

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