"I see in the room"

"I see in the room"

Inspired by the pedagogy of Antoine de la Garanderie, a game to develop his visual and auditory memory in space, to move and learn to find his stuff!

Highlights of the game

  • Auditory evocation of images, vocabulary, imagination
  • This game is practiced if possible outdoors or in a place where your child can run and move: his room for example, or a room not too tidy, the largest possible, the ideal being a garden or a limited space in nature.


  • No specific material.

The game

  • Sit with your child somewhere in the room or in the garden. Prepare the list of objects he will have to remember.
  • Say you are going to quote items that will need to show you (and touch if possible). Give him an example: "Go and touch the swing!"
  • Inform him that at the end, it will be necessary to show in order all the objects mentioned.
  • Then say: "In the room, I see a blue shoe", and your child will show the blue shoe. Wait three seconds and say: "In the room, I see a window", then three seconds later: "In the room, I see a spot on the wall" ... In a park it will be: "In the park, I see a red flower "," I see a tree trunk "," I see a cloud "... The first time, start with 7 or 8 objects but you can extend the list quickly.
  • Tell him that now he has to go show you all the items, one after the other and without coming back to you. Ask him to show you them in the order in which he showed them to you one by one. The little ones may not understand this instruction. In this case, help him: "First you showed ... and after ..." Once he understood, it may be necessary to restart the game. Because if he did not understand the instructions he could not speak correctly.
  • Other exercise: repeat the same list but in another order! Your child will have to try to evoke again without being blurred by previous images

Council +

Movement is an integral part of the game. Your child should not just show you the object from a distance, he must move. If possible, ask him to touch the objects mentioned. Similarly, in the final phase, he will walk or run from one object to another to show you. The big ones will be able to play quickly without your help.

A game from the book "Games to learn from the pedagogy of Antoine de La Garanderie", by Bénédicte Denizot, ed. Eyrolles, coll. Learn differently

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