If your child has some problem with remembering things, feeling sleepy while studying or forgetting things very often, it could be due to the poor concentration abilities. Today, it has become a common problem because of the highly stressful environment where work pressure is mounting like never before and people do not have the time to take proper care of their children.
Lack of attention and also exposure to television and other stuffs like social media platforms and electronic games could be one of the reasons for the lack of concentration. But there are certain tips which could help a child build concentration. Some of these tips are:
Keep Away Distractive Things
Anything that distracts kids a lot should be kept away from them like a comic book or a toy. Even mobile phone or any eye catchy gadget should be away from them as these are highly addictive things and major hindrance to build concentration.
Well balanced diet
Children should be introduced to a well-balanced diet and stay away from packed foods and cola drinks. They should be given fruits, vegetables and fish rich in omega 3 that help in building mental strength.
Yoga and Meditation
It is believed that meditation has positive effect on children. Before considering this option, make sure that you consult a yoga expert who also trains children.
Memory Enhancing Games
There are memory enhancing games available that are fun to play. They are really good and interesting. You can also find some of these games online. However, help your child try to refrain from too much exposure to smartphones, tabs and laptops.
Make sure that your child remains stress free. It is very important that they are not overworked for any physical activity or mental exercise. Otherwise, they may lose interest in things and get distracted. So, the moment you feel the child is getting irritated, it’s time to stop to keep him stress-free.
Follow a Fixed Routine
Create a schedule that your child has to follow every day. This will help in letting your child know when he has to do a particular thing such as when to study or when to play. They will automatically get in that mood which will help in increasing concentration.
Break a Bigger Task into Smaller Tasks
A big task might be overwhelming for your child. Try to divide the task that requires more time and concentration into small and manageable tasks. Completing a small task will give your child a feeling of accomplishment and will motivate them to continue doing the bigger task at hand.
Let Them Do One Thing at a Time
Multitasking can reduce the concentration level of your child. Ask your child to do one thing at a time. Set aside a fixed amount of time for your child to focus on a specific task. Make sure TV, phone, and laptop are kept away while they are concentrating on their homework.
Allow Some Distraction Time Before Starting a New Task
Ask your child to do something different once they have completed a task. They can get up, take a break, and move around the house before starting a new task. This will help them concentrate better on the next task.
Apart from the aforementioned points, it is also necessary that children get attention from their parents. They must be told and also made to feel that they are very precious to their parents. If you follow these tips with full determination, you will get to see positive changes in your child.
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Dorothy Hastings is the Director of First School, which are three preschool and Child Day Care centers located throughout Southern California. First School provides a hands-on approach to preschool education and child care programs that emphasizes all around child development. In addition to their intuitive academic approach, First School also focuses on developing a child’s social skills and self-confidence, which is made possible in their intimate learning atmosphere.