Memory Aids are ways for the brain to associate information to a picture such as a letter or a number. This can be done with rhymes which give the brain a framework to store and hook new information. This happens since it seems the brain is a pattern seeking device looking for associations between the information which is already stored and the new information which is being acquired.
Over many years, there have been numerous mnemonic aids which teachers, university lecturers, parents and scholars have used, made up of funny, ingenious and quirky rhymes or word plays which help us remember information which otherwise would not enter our long term memory.
"i before e, except after c."
"Thirty days have September, April, June and November..."
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Over and Over Again?
I don't know if this counts as a memory aid but here (with three aged 6,5 and almost 4) I tend to just go over and over things. For example we have learned …
Star Wars - count by 2 Not rated yet
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Memory Aid for I and E Not rated yet
K comes before i and e, C comes before the other 3 vowels: a , o & u
Great Lakes, the Grand Canyon, and Music Not rated yet
There's the well-known trick to remember the names of the North American Great Lakes- HOMES: H- Huron O- Ontario M- Michigan E- Erie S- Superior …
Longest Rivers of the World Not rated yet
Even though some geographers disagree with the exact length of the two longest rivers - the Nile and the Amazon, this acronym can be useful to remember …