Memory And Retention In Children

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Memory is defined as retention of information over time. Children begin to develop memory as young as two to three months of age. As they develop their memory typically continues to improve. Memory development is impacted not only by brain development, but also by what the child has learned. Children develop strategies that aide in the memory process. Preschoolers typically will look at or touch objects in an effort to remember something. This is not very effective, however very age appropriate. Elementary aged children typically use rehearsal to memorize information. This is more effective than the preschoolers’ strategy in memory retention. As children move on to more difficult school levels they develop new strategies to memorize
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