Updated: Jun 23
Are you constantly finding it challenging to keep your children focused in today's fast-paced, technology-driven world?
With distractions everywhere, it is no wonder parents are desperate for effective strategies to help their little ones stay on track.
But do not worry, because in this article, we will dive into various powerful techniques that can cultivate your children’s focus and concentration.
The Art of Concentration
Unlocking the art of concentration in your children is a game-changer for their success! Concentrating on various tasks contributes to learning, self-confidence and positive self-esteem.
Here are some tips to boost your children's concentration skills:
Focus on one task at a time Research shows multi-tasking hampers concentration. Practice mindfulness by engaging in one activity at a time. For younger children, sing the alphabet while visually connecting with letters. Older children benefit from accomplishing tasks step-by-step to boost concentration skills and performance.
Set a suitable time for each task The concentration span of young children around 4-5 years old typically ranges from 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the nature of the task. Novel and challenging activities may require shorter periods of concentration, while intrinsically-enjoyable lessons may allow for longer stretches of concentration.
3. Break down bigger tasks into smaller tasks
For example, teach tying shoelaces by mastering the initial knot before focusing on the next steps. This step-by-step approach builds confidence and skills gradually.
4. Schedule homework time and place
Designate a quiet area, such as a desk or table, where your child can do schoolwork without interruptions. Ensure distractions such as the television and mobile devices are removed during this time. Consider using parental monitoring programs or self-monitoring software as your child ages to help them manage their time effectively and independently.
5. Encourage observing at the moment
While their imagination is a valuable asset, it is important to teach them how to clear distractions and focus their attention. Engage in interactive activities like playing "I Spy," where they can observe and describe objects around them or listen attentively to the lyrics of a song together.
How we help!
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Through mental calculation, multisensory activities, memory training and a dash of mental discipline, Mentalmatics empowers learners to conquer math challenges confidently and sharpen their concentration skills.
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