How to Help Children Focus
Develop a Child’s Ability to Concentrate
As concentration requires effort, your child will learn how to develop it. Little by little, he will succeed, through his activities, to keep his attention on a task. His ability to concentrate will also increase as he grows up. It is impossible, however, to say how much time you should expect to concentrate depending on the age of your child.
You can help your child develop his ability to concentrate well before he goes to school. Toddlers and kindergarten students may be encouraged to flick through a book for a few more moments than they would like or finish a coloring. When you’re young children are concentrating well or completing a task without being distracted, congratulate them.
Reading to young children will be very beneficial to them and will teach them to listen and to concentrate, among other things. Choose books that are appropriate for the child’s age and development, and try to find stories that encourage children to be attentive: they will usually be stories that are amusing, fascinating, or exciting, rather than reading books classic alphabet.
Play Games That Will Help Your Child Concentrate
Building games, puzzles, board games or memory games help all children to develop their ability to concentrate, be attentive and carry out a task. In addition, these activities are fun and your child will not feel them like work.
Limit The Time Your Child Spends In Front Of A Screen
When children spend too much time in front of the television, the computer or video games, they often develop concentration problems and this partly because their brains get used to this specific form of stimulation (often passive) and have trouble concentrating without hypnotic graphics and powerful lights.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under two years of age should not be completely screened and that all older children and adolescents should be allowed to spend 1 to 2 hours a day preferably, in front of educational or good quality content).