There's a good reason why the I SPY series has been around for over two decades — kids can't get enough of the colorful riddle books! Not only do kids adore the dozens of titles from I SPY Treasure Hunt to I SPY Mystery, but so do teachers. They're a fun and playful way to build memory and learning skills without kids even realizing it. Check out these reasons why you should use them with your kids.
1. Build Working Memory
Having a good working memory helps kids perform and learn new tasks. Memory is kind of like a muscle: We need to strengthen it with regular repetition and practice.
There are many ways to improve working memory such as assigning multi-step tasks to complete: “Go to your room, pick up all your dirty clothes, and put them in the laundry room,” for example. (And we all know how much repetition and practice is needed when it comes to picking up dirty clothes off the floor!)
Using I SPY books also helps strengthen working memory. In I SPY Animals, your child searches the image for different objects and creatures. A fun rhyming text lists the items you need to find in the picture. Your child will build his working memory by remembering the clever list of items he needs to find.