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People of my generation probably all played Memory with a deck of playing cards at some point, since we didn’t always have the internet to entertain us (wow, do I feel old!). But it’s not just a way to pass time before tablets were invented – Matching can be a way to help kids develop working memory, trial and error skills, and patience.

Once again, PlayingCards.IO delivers with a game called Match Up. They have it set for up to six players, but you could add more to the room if you are doing a group. As with all of their games, the coding allows a non-directive approach with flexible rules. You just create the unique link, send it to your client, and you’re ready to go. You can shuffle the cards at any time by clicking “New Game,” and this activity lifts right from your office and into your computer!

Published by Dr Marschall

Dr. Amy Marschall received her Psy.D. from the University of Hartford in September 2015. Her clinical interests are varied and include child and adolescent therapy, TF-CBT, rural psychology, telemental health, sexual and domestic violence, psychological assessment, and mental illness prevention. Dr. Marschall presently works in the Child and Adolescent Therapy Clinic at Sioux Falls Psychological Services in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she provides individual and family therapy and psychological assessment to children, adolescents, and college students. She also facilitates an art therapy group for adolescents and college students with anxiety and depression. Dr. Amy Marschall is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Telemental Health.

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