Solution Name: Learning Strategies- Advanced Program
Cognitive strategies. Cognitive strategies are one type of learning strategy that learners use in order to learn more successfully.
Organizing new language
Guessing meaning from context
Using imagery for memorization.
The following cognitive stimulating activities provide ways to keep adults sharp, helping to improve memory, problem-solving, creativity, and other cognitive functions.
Games and Puzzles
Chess & Strategy Games.
Activities Involving the Use of Hands; handcrafts
Physical Exercise & Healthy Lifestyle
Test recall. Make a list of grocery items, things to do, or anything else that comes to mind — and memorize it. An hour or so later, see how many items can be recalled. Make items on the list as challenging as possible for the greatest mental stimulation.
Let the music play. Learn to play a musical instrument or join a choir.
Take a cooking class. Learn how to cook a new cuisine. Cooking uses several senses: smell, touch, sight, and taste which all involve different parts of the brain.
Learn a foreign language. The listening and hearing involved stimulates the brain.
Create word pictures. Visualize the spelling of a word in your head, then try and think of any other words that begin (or end) with the same two letters.
Draw a map from memory. After returning home from visiting a new place, try to draw a map of the area; repeat this exercise each time you visit a new location.
Challenge taste buds. When eating, try to identify individual ingredients in your meal, including subtle herbs and spices.
Refine your hand-eye abilities. Take up a new hobby that involves fine-motor skills, such as knitting, drawing, painting, assembling a puzzle, etc.
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