Does Memory Practice Really Work for Children with ADHD?

A study performed at the University of Oslo indicates that memory exercises will not lead to better performance for anything other than the specific tasks used in the tests. Does memory practice really work for children with ADHD? According to this study, training the brain doesn’t seem to help [Read more...]

Memory Technique for Learning the Planets of the Solar System

Learning the planets of the solar system can be a tough task — especially because there seems to be some dispute over how many there actually are. Whatever the actual number, it is helpful to have a memory technique for learning the planets of the solar system.

Planetfacts.org provides a long list of mnemonics. Most still include Pluto as one of the planets, but in the comment section of the article you’ll find mnemonics for 8 and even 13 planets.

Memory Technique for Learning the Planets of the Solar System

What is your favorite memory technique for learning the planets of the solar system?

Memory Technique for Learning the Planets of the Solar System

My very easy method just set up nine planets
My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pickles
My Very Excellent Mother Just Shot Umbrellas Near Pluto
My Very Energetic Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas
My Very Educated Mother Just Showed Us Nine Planets

Mary’s Violet Eyes Make John Sit Up Nights Period
My Velvet Eyes Make Johnny Stay Up Nights Proposing
My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Nine Pickles
My Very Early Morning Jam Sandwich Usually Nauseates People

My Very Easy Method Just Set Up Nine Planets
My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming Planets
My Very Educated Mother Just Said Uh-oh No Pluto
My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pies
My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Nachos

Check here for more mnemonics.

Some mnemonics work better for you — others work better for your friends. Which memory technique for learning the planets of the solar system is your favorite? Tell us in the comment section below.

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Songs to Help Kids Memorize the Books of the Bible

If you’re looking for songs to help kids memorize the books of the bible, you’ll enjoy this upbeat video from the Go Fish Guys! You can’t help but bop along with it. [Read more...]

Free Memory Training for Kids

If you are looking for some free memory training for kids, you’ll like an online resource that I found. There are a variety of games — matching and scrambler games — that help children remember phone numbers, street signs, symbols, spelling words, and more.

memory training for kids

memory training for kids

Free Memory Training for Kids

http://www.kidsmemory.com

You’ll find a variety of resources for free memory training for kids (and adults too) on this blog site. Participating in a variety of them is good for the brain. Have them make note of their scores or time required to complete the activity, and then suggest they compete against themselves. Watching their scores improve will be very motivating.

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