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Take it from the experts...kids need to play more and memorize less.
In their book Einstein Never Used Flash Cards: How Our Children Really Learn -And Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less authors Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Diane Eyer address parents' growing infatuation with hurrying intellectual development. Kids who are pushed early to excel in academics don't fair much better than children who are allowed to play more. The authors assert that children learn best through simple playtime, which enhances problem solving skills, attention span, social development and creativity.
A simple concept...play more and learn more!