No Match Penguins Card Game - Executive Functioning
No Match Penguins - available as a printable digital download - is a fun card game and cognitive remedial tool that exercises executive functioning skills: working memory, attention to detail, stamina, as well as sustained attention and mental shifting. For remedial purposes, No Match Penguins requires players to find two cards that "don't match." Players compete to quickly find a no match - but it's not as easy as it sounds! Players have to attend to specific details. For one to 4 players, this game can benefit students with executive functioning disorder, ADHD, learning disabilities, as well as the head-injured and the elderly. No Match Penguin is a fabulous way to strengthen attention to visual details, attention, and stamina - while having fun!
Lifelong Benefits Of Executive Functioning Skills
Research purports that children are not born with executive functioning skills, but they are born with the potential to develop them. Just like going to the gym strengthens the body, games that exercise executive functioning skills improve cognition. According to the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, “When children have opportunities to develop executive function and self-regulation skills, individuals and society experience lifelong benefits. These skills are crucial for learning and development. They also enable positive behavior and allow us to make healthy choices for ourselves and our families.”
Below you can see a quick demonstration of No Match Penguin - as well as the other executive functioning games.
I now have video demonstrations of each of the games.
In or Out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQyoiv8HTWM
Memory Master: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PeBYnIYIRM
No Match Penguin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5EaO4mh2zQ