3rd Grade (Ages 8-9)

3rd Grade Fran the Fox holding a tablet.

This story describes why we need to learn and remember and why it is better to use and apply information that you learn, rather than just memorize information. 

  • Learning and remembering are behaviors that work together.  Humans have the ability to learn more than other animals, because we have the ability to read and write.  This means we do not have to remember everything.   
  • As humans, we need to learn about some things that we will need to use all the time, other things we learn teach us how to think and communicate. 
  • When you think about something that you have learned, you move the information around in your brain and you strengthen the connections in your brain that help you to remember that information.  Because we are all different, figuring out how you can do this will help your brain stay healthy.