MemorAbility

MemorAbility is based on a series of mental exercises that the children enjoy and see as fun games. 
It is designed for children in Nursery, Reception and Years 1 and 2

"The performance over the term is extremely good.  The majority of results show an enhanced progress with some extremely notable results.  The greatest overall performance increase was in Reading – with almost universal improvements."  Head Teacher

Using MemorAbility


MemorAbility games, as the name implies, are to improve children’s memory and their capability to learn. The games become progressively more challenging as the pupil’s skills expand. Each game develops several skills that are essential pre-requisites for learning.The games are accompanied by very detailed assessments to help the educator identify the learners’ progress and specific difficulties. MemorAbility provides a comprehensive tool for accelerating and supporting young children’s learning and progress.



MemorAbility games are designed for the child who is having difficulty learning to recognise letters, to blend sounds and to learn to read through either a phonetic or a visual approach. The core games start with a ‘real object’ and gradually replace these with pictures. Auditory and visual sequencing skills, essential for learning to read and all other learning are systematically developed. Visual and auditory memory, essential for recognising words, learning through phonics and recalling instructions is extended through the gradual increase in challenge within each game. Visual and auditory discrimination is also developed to help eliminate reversals in future writing.

There is no minimum age for starting MemorAbility but children should be able to recognise basic colours. Children pick up the games very quickly. The games follow simple rules, making them suitable for children with autistic characteristics. They require little spoken language and so are suitable for children who are newly acquiring English.


Children of all abilities love MemorAbility games as they are so varied and so much fun to play; played either individually or with other children and together with an adult. All of the games are brightly coloured and attractively presented and use familiar objects and so the children eagerly await their turn to play them. Each game has several variants.



The accompanying instructions include clear explanations of what each game is designed to achieve and how to progress to the more challenging variations as the child’s memory improves.





It is, of course, important to measure the impact of any intervention. To facilitate this, MemorAbility incorporates a very thorough assessment system more detailed than those usually used in schools. We recommend that the assessments are undertaken before the child starts to play the MemorAbility games. This will give schools and nurseries a secure baseline from which to identify the children’s progress and thereby to demonstrate success. Initially, these assessments are a most useful resource for identifying a child’s leaning difficulties.
Improving the capacity to learn
Fun to play
Clear explanations
Who should play the games
Assessments