Inspired by this Don't Forget Memory Game tutorial by Chez Beeper Bebe - I decided to scrounge up some of my fabric scraps and make a set for my daughter. We have spent a lot of time playing with these in many different ways.
I think from Meg from Sew Liberated summed it up best when she described the game of memory, "as a tool for increasing concentration and spacial awareness in addition to vocabulary-building activities".
Meg McElwee, "In Praise of The Memory Game," Sew Liberated
She also posted some great tips on introducing the game of memory to a child, and variations on the game itself here.
My Favorite Memory Game Tutorials:
-Recycled Soda Bottle Cap Matching Game by Crafty Beats
-Magnetic Memory Travel Game by A Necessary Creativity
-Scrapbook Paper Memory Game by Craftiness is not Optional
-Sound Memory Game by Z Recommends
-Family Photo Memory Game by Jamie's Digital Designs