What to Look for with Free Learning Games
by Mary Lou
Free Learning Games
Learning games are not only fun, but they can stimulate memory, cognitive reasoning, and problem solving skills, which is what I focus on when looking for free learning games.
As my mom has gotten older, I've noticed that sometimes making a decision, or being "bombarded" as she says, by too many things that overstimulate her at once reduce her ability to reason or rationalize. I decided it was time to play!
When choosing free learning games for your elderly loved one, focus on those that provide activities designed for memory retention, attention to details, and focus.
It's not hard to find free learning games. In fact, you can do so quite simply by typing "free learning games for seniors" into your favorite browser search bar.
Your mom or dad doesn't have to be an expert with computers in order to benefit from these games. Some you can access online and print out, including word searches, math games like Sudoku, and those that focus on geography, hobbies, word games, and more.
Most importantly, choose learning games that actually stimulate the brain to access and process new information. In doing so, you'll stimulate brain cell growth and development as well as create new neural pathways that can literally detour damaged areas of the brain.