How to Increase Concentration in Kids
Oct 07 2020
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It is becoming more and more common for children, with the passage of time and the development of new technologies, it becomes more difficult for us to develop the attention span of our children.
In principle, we have to understand that this is a capacity that is acquired over time, but this can also be exercised and therefore improved by using certain techniques in conjunction with a lifestyle that promotes this development.
This can be a problem and its importance will depend on each child, and under “normal” circumstances at school, children tend to be a bigger problem due to the lack of personalized attention per student, so it is not all bad news from this return to classes at home, where we can dedicate more time to our children so that they develop the ability to concentrate.
Sports physical activities
Physical activities allow children to discharge the large amount of accumulated energy that children have, achieving more passivity when they are carrying out an activity that requires greater concentration such as academic tasks and cognitive games. Other benefits of sports are:
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Teaching your child to do an artistic activity is a great way to exercise his mind, putting more focus on a creative activity of his attention, such as: painting, coloring, drawing, playing a musical instrument. Several researches have shown that art has many benefits in kids such as:
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Define goals according to their age
On a daily, weekly and monthly basis. A great way to measure performance and therefore the level of concentration when carrying out daily activities, is to measure the objectives in tasks, execution times and see the evolution. One common mistake is to set up goals like they were teens or young adults, to prevent this, it is necessary to know the complete study program according to the kids grade and based on that you can start setting up goals that includes writing, reading, math, art, etc.
Get enough rest - have a comfortable place to rest
There were several studies that scientists did in the early 2000s that looked at the effects of sleep deprivation. What the researchers concluded is that sleep has links to several brain functions, including: concentration, productivity and cognition. A more recent 2015 study in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry showed that children’s sleep patterns can have a direct impact on their behavior and academic performance.