28 Oct 5 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Concentration
For our naturally curious and exuberant children, it is often a tall order for them to sit down and focus on a task for an extended period of time.
So how can we help our little ones develop this often overlooked, yet important quality?
With enough sleep and rest, your child will be able to maintain a fresher mind throughout the day. As a general guide, 10 – 15 hours of sleep a day is ideal for most young children, depending on their age. This can be achieved by establishing a bedtime routine.
We are what we eat. Junk food and food with high sugar levels will make your child feel lethargic due to the sugar rush effect. Try to include a mix of greens and proteins in your child’s food to keep them alert with raised concentration levels!
Mobile devices, television and toys are common distractions for your child. In essence, try to ensure that your child’s environment is free from unnecessary distractions before inviting them to perform any task.
Break Down Big, Difficult Tasks
Many children tend to choose avoidance as a solution when they encounter challenging tasks. That leads to them losing interest quickly and turning their attention to something else. You can help your child by breaking down a big task into bite sizes. For example, instead of cleaning the whole room, break it down into segments by inviting your child to clean the shelves in the morning, then move on to clean the table in the afternoon and so on.
Let you child do something completely different after a task is accomplished. The downtime can also happen in between a task, depending on its complexity and the duration needed to complete it. This can be a great way to help your child recharge their energy and concentration level.
Concentration is an elusive quality that requires discipline and practice, even for adults. With patience and care, you can help your child stay focused for longer periods of time and eventually cultivate it as skill!
1. Dr. Shireen Stephen, ‘13 Mind-Blowing Tips To Increase Concentration Power In Kids’, <https://flintobox.com/blog/child-development/13-tips-increase-concentration-kids>
2. Komodomath.com, ‘7 tips for boosting your child’s concentration’, <https://komodomath.com/blog/how-to-improve-concentration-in-young-children>