Sometimes, getting a child to concentrate can be a difficult task. Children have wicked imaginations and high levels of curiosity. For these reasons, a child’s mind is constantly running wild with all kinds of random thoughts. It can be challenging to get a child to focus on the task at hand. This could be in regards to tasks like school work, chores, or even just carrying out a conversation. For these reasons, here are some tips to help improve your child’s concentration!
One Task At a Time
It is important to remember that children generally struggle to multitask. As adults, many of have grown accustomed to doing several things at once; however, studies have shown that it hurts our performance at tasks. If your child is struggling to concentrate, your best course of action may just be to have them focus on one task at a time. For example, if a child is working on their homework, encourage them to only look at one question at a time. Many children like to skip ahead to problem two or three before they have even given problem one any serious thought.
Set A Study/Reading Time
Daily routine can be very constructive for children. Some children can really benefit from being on a regimented schedule. For example, it is a good idea to set a daily study/reading time. The child should know that at this time they need to turn off the television and put away all unrelated devices.
Make Sure They Are Taking Breaks
If your child struggles to concentrate for extended periods of time, they may benefit from having some planned breaks. Allow them to get up from whatever they are doing and move around a bit or go to a place to rest. Children sometimes just need some time to recharge their batteries when trying to do tasks like homework.
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