Memory Games for Kids

Memory games for kids support cognitive development, improve concentration, photographic memory recall and comprehension skills.

Educational Benefits of Memory Games

The educational benefits of memory games are numerous and include; increased brain capacity, improved memory recall, photographic memory development and an increased capacity to learn, retain and recall information later in life.

Memory games work on the proven principle that repetition strengthens synapses. Synapse strength contributes significantly towards the connectivity and efficiency of the networks in the brain which support learning, memory, and other cognitive abilities. Mangina & Sokolov 2006, International Journal of Psychophysiology

It is vital to stimulate children’s minds from an early age because 90% of a child’s brain is formed by the age of 5Memory games and in particular ‘memory match games’ for kids, provide the desired memory and problem solving activities necessary for cognitive development. 

Benefits of Increased Memory Capacity in Kids

Boosting a child’s memory capacity is one of the greatest gifts you can provide. Studies have shown that increased memory capacity improves self-awareness, communication skills, social skills and self-confidence. Notable improvements in concentration result in aiding further and future learning.

Making learning fun by playing interactive memory games greatly assists children of all ages and improves their capacity to learn. This helps facilitate a life free from frustration and hardship, leading to a successful future.  

Research reveals that “the first three years are the most critical in shaping the child’s brain architecture”. Early childhood experiences provide the foundation for the brain’s “organizational development and functioning throughout life” – Facts for Life Global.

There is a direct correlation between early experiences, how children acquire learning skills as well as social and emotional abilities. This is why memory games can also enhance a child’s emotional and social abilities, as they can be enjoyed by the whole family.

How to Enhance Memory Skills in Children

Parents and carers can enhance memory skills in children through the application of concepts derived from memory games. This can be as simple as asking a child to recall a story they were told or describe an event they attended. Continually testing a child’s comprehension of events, (be it fact or fiction) can greatly impact their ability to retain and recall information.

Best Memory Games for Kids

Having consulted a number early learning experts, the consensus on the best memory enhancing games for kids are the ones more commonly known as ‘memory matching games’. These come usually in the form of cards or tiles which need to be matched or uncovered to solve a problem, where the players need to remember where each card is after being turned over. Below we’ve listed a few you can find either in our online toy store or at Amazon.com

Shop Memory Games

Orchard Toys Farmyard Heads & Tails Matching Game

Farmyard Heads & Tails Matching Game Develops Fine Motor and Problem Solving Skills

Popular Orchard Toys Farmyard Heads & Tails Matching Game puzzle for toddlers develops fine motor and problem solving skills through self-guided play.

Age range: 18m - 3 years

Brand: Orchard Toys

AU: Buy at eBay.com.au

USA: Buy at amazon.com

Additional images:

Product Thumbnail Product Thumbnail Product Thumbnail Product Thumbnail Product Thumbnail

Price: $16.87

Buy Now

Shopping List Game by Orchard Toys

Shopping List Game for Kids Improves Memory Skills and Encourages Healthy Eating

Award winning matching and memory game for kids will test and develop your child's memory skills. This number 1 best selling memory game by Orchard Toys is fun and interactive to play with with family and friends from 2 - 4 players. Match items from your shopping list and pop them in your trolley to win.

Age range: 3-7 years

Brand: Orchard Toys

AU: Buy at eBay.com.au

USA: Buy at amazon.com

Additional images:

Product Thumbnail

Price: $16.50

Buy Now

Where’s My Cupcake? Game by Orchard Toys

Adorable Matching Game for Kids Encourages Sharing and Good Manners

Cute matching board game for kids develops interpersonal and social skills, introducing the concepts of sharing and good manners whilst developing matching and memory skills. Encouraging observation, discussion and being altogether yummy and fun to play with family and friends.

Age range: 3+ years

Brand: Orchard Toys

AU: Buy at eBay.com.au

USA: Buy at amazon.com

Additional images:

Product Thumbnail

Price: $17.39 $14.36

Buy Now

Lunch Box Game by Orchard Toys

Lunch Box Game for Kids Improves Memory Skills and Encourages Healthy Eating

Race to find healthy items to fill your lunch box in this fun educational matching memory game for kids. Improves photographic memory recall ability, develops social skills and encourages healthy eating.

Age range: 3-7 years

Brand: Orchard Toys

AU: Buy at eBay.com.au

USA: Buy at amazon.com

Additional images:

Product Thumbnail

Price: $14.99

Buy Now

Memory Game, Ice Pops by Petit Collage

Memory Matching Game that Enhances Cognitive Development

Classic memory game teaches children to recall and retain information by challenging kids to remember which popsicles are being paired together. Improving memory, increasing problem solving skills and positively affecting cognitive development.

Age range: 3 - 5 years

Brand: Petit Collage

AU: Buy at eBay.com.au

USA: Buy at amazon.com

Additional images:

Product Thumbnail Product Thumbnail Product Thumbnail Product Thumbnail Product Thumbnail

Price: $13.69

Buy Now

Super Friends Matching Game by Wonder Forge

Popular Super Heroes Help Kids Develop Cognition

Memory games like this Super Friends matching game provide enormous benefits for young minds, enhancing cognition and problem solving skills, which are all essential for maximizing a child's future learning capacity.

Age range: 3 - 5 years

Brand: Wonder Forge

AU: Buy at eBay.com.au

USA: Buy at amazon.com

Additional images:

Product Thumbnail

Price: $9.99

Buy Now

Children’s Card Games by Imagination Generation

Children's Card Games - making learning fun!

These popular children's card games introduce numbers, counting, colors and enhance language, comprehension and problem solving skills. Importantly, they help to develop memory and critical thinking, whilst improving cognitive development through self-guided play.

Age range: 4+ years

Brand: Imagination Generation

AU: Buy at eBay.com.au

USA: Buy at amazon.com

Additional images:

Product Thumbnail

Price: $15.99 $14.99

Buy Now

Want more? Join our supportive communities

From the Blog