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Good practice for short-term memory development.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while this puzzle-solving game show doesn't offer any real lessons, it does promote memory recall and quick thinking. Older viewers will probably lose interest fast, but younger kids may enjoy testing their visual memory skills.
Is It Any Good?
While Get the Picture may not hold the interest of older kids, younger viewers -- especially those in the early elementary school years -- may enjoy the clever questions and memory portion of the game. Kids at home can play along with the show, trying to answer the questions and figure out the mystery image before the TV contestants do.
Get the Picture isn't exactly the most innovative or up-to-date children's game show (it originally aired from 1991 to 1993 and is still on in reruns), but it does encourage younger viewers to think fast and to develop their short-term memory. It's hardly a stand out, but you could do a lot worse, too.
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