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SILLY STORIES'.

"Thanks for helping us, Grandpa," said Adam. "We're going home now."

"It's time for tea."

"We love you, Grandpa, and we'll come over to see you on Sunday."

"And we won't forget."

As the children walked home they sang their new memory song:

This old man, he played one,

He played knick knack on my drum,

With a knickknackpaddy whack, give a dog a bone,

This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played two, He played knick knack on my shoe,

With a knickknack., .etc.

This old man, he played three, He played knick knack on my tree, With a knickknack... etc.

This old man, he played four, He played knick knack on my door, With a knickknack., .etc.

This old man, he played five, He played knick knack on my hive, With a knickknack... etc.

This old man, he played six, He played knick knack on my sticks, With a knickknack... etc. 70

This old man, he played seven, He played knick knack up to heaven, With a knickknack., .etc.

This old man, he played eight, He played knick knack on my gate, With a knickknack. ..etc.

This old man, he played nine, He played knick knack on my line, With a knickknack., .etc.

This old man, he played ten, He played knick knack on my hen, With a knickknack., .etc.

In the weeks that followed, Adam and Jasmine amazed their friends and family with their new way of remembering.

They could remember the whole weekly programme for the class, the entire recipe for a chocolate cake, the things that their Dad had to do at work and the names of ten of the headmaster's relatives!

They even won a prize for the highest marks in the school exams!

And when they went shopping with their Mum she never ever needed a shopping list—the kids could remember everything!

Their teacher, Mrs Vamey, was so impressed that she asked Adam and Jasmine if they would teach the class how to do it.

"Each of you has an excellent memory," the kids told the class. "But what you need is a way of remembering. First, let's start with a song that you'll all know..."

And so they all began to sing:

"This old man, he played one,

He played knick knack on my drum,

With a knickknackpaddy whack, give a dog a bone,

This old man came rolling home.

Pensamiento Irradiante

Advanced Section

This section has exercises and tests to help you practise the memory peg system.

It also has several other techniques to show you how to remember groups of items and recall them in any order.

You'll be asked to write some of your own silly stories and to draw them so you'll need a pen or pencil from now on. We've given you plenty of space to practise your writing and drawing.

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