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Heguru: The Peg Memory System

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Right Brain Memory – Activity: Memory Pegs

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of (a website on parenting, education, child development) and (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

8 thoughts on “Heguru: The Peg Memory System

  1. Raymond – having a nmemonic peg system can help students memorise information in order. For example, if they needed to remember the order of events for a history class. They can also use it to help them remember all sorts of lists – the periodic table, the seven wonders of the world, anything they need to remember for school.


  2. Hi Shen Li – how do we use the PEG system? I.e. the 1 to 1000 that I received in my email upon subsciption. Is it a set of flashcards? How old would you wait for your child to be to flash them these cards?



    1. Yes, the PEG system that you received is a set of flash cards. You can start showing them to your children at any age. PEG Memory is a system to help your child remember any list of items and be able to recall in an instant, for example, what item no. 56 is without having to run through the entire list and counting off the items. Your child probably won’t use the system until he/she is older but you can still teach the system to him/her.

      In Heguru, that’s what they do with the kids. They run through the PEG Memory system showing ten cards at a time. They do the same cards for about four weeks and then they move on to the next set. After they have gone through the entire 100 PEGs, they start all over again.


  3. Thanks Shen Li for the superb post on peg memory. What’s the purpose of these mnemonic peg memory and to teach them. It’s very hard to disgest it. Those flashcards available at Heguru and how much it is for a set.


    1. SDNN – It is supposed to provide the children with a system to help them remember 100 objects at random and be able to recall any item in the list. For example, if they are asked to recall item 65, they can say it off the top of their head after hearing the list of 100 words. Regularly linking memory requires them to recite all the items in order until they reach item no. 65. Peg memory allows them to recall the item at once. Hence the term peg – because it pegs the item to a number.

      I hope that makes more sense.


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