How to improve children’s concentration!
Does your child always pay little attention to what he studies? Or do you think it may have a rather low attention span?
Lack of concentration is a common problem in children. Their attention is so short that even new toys attract their interest for a few hours.
Things get worse when you make them do activities like homework that require active mindfulness and concentration.
Here we explain why some children lack concentration, how you can improve this condition, and the activities you could use for this purpose. First, check if your child lacks attention and make sure he doesn’t have any more serious problems with it.
Signs of poor concentration in children
If your kids have problems paying attention and concentration, you may notice some of these signs in their behavior:
- He cannot sit up and is easily distracted
- He often loses things
- he cannot organize himself
- He has difficulty learning and remembering
- Can’t focus on homework
- He constantly seems to daydream
- Poor handwriting compared to children of the same age
- Sometimes he shows aggressive or moody
- Show poor motor skills like running or jumping when he should do something else!
Causes of lack of concentration in children
Lack of sufficient sleep: children need eight to ten hours of sleep per day based on how old they are. If they sleep late, change the sleep/wake cycle and set a routine to be respected. Help them sleep early so they can sleep longer.
Family Stress: What stress can a child have? That can be anything from their education to the unpleasantness of some situations due to family. It can be pressure on the child to perform well in their studies or hobbies, frequent discussions, and quarrels between their parents or the lack of adequate care and attention result in stress. Reduce their pressure to get good results and avoid discussions or discussions in front of your child.
Wrong diet: poor nutrition is a significant factor in the lack of concentration. Diet high in sugars and fats without nutrition will affect the child’s ability to focus. Eggs, whole wheat bread, milk, chicken, meat, salmon, and bacon are good food choices for a child. Avoid caffeine, energy drinks, and junk food.
Difficult tasks: a child’s general tendency is to refrain from tasks that seem difficult. A task can be difficult, based on the age of the child. Therefore, don’t load them up with a lot of work at the same time or give them something too difficult for their age and understanding.
Relaxation, a balanced diet, and sleep can solve the problem to some extent.
How to improve concentration in children
Here are a few ways you can try to make your child more focused:
Observe your child:
Sit away from your child and watch him play, speak, or read a book. Read his expressions and try to understand what is holding back their interest.
Talk to their teacher for extra advice. Since the teacher works closely with the child, he should be able to give you some useful inputs.
Train your children so they can focus on education and take good marks in exams.
Be patient, sensitive, and understand your child instead of scolding him.
Children are not good at filtering out the noise to stay focused on what they are doing. Therefore, give the child the right atmosphere to concentrate.
If your child is doing any activities, don’t sit near them and talk to someone (or maybe on the phone) or watch television while they are studying.
As a parent, become an example for your child. This will encourage them to do their job better.
Reduce the time spent near technological devices:
Instead of giving your children’s electronic games to play with, from their traditional and physical games.
Buy them things that drive creativity and thinking while having fun.
Try to limit a certain period of time to spend with your PC, mobile phone or television. In this way, the time for distractions in a sense will remain under control.
Be an example, and watch less television and use your cell phone as quickly as possible.
Goals must be achievable. We divide the study time from other activities and put smaller goals in the middle.
Prepare a timetable for all their activities such as time for play, time for study, free time to be used at will, etc.
Reward them with symbolic gifts when they finish all homework in a week or a month.
Give daily responsibilities:
Simple daily activities that require order and discipline can help improve.
Depending on your child’s age, give him responsibilities such as preparing the table, making a sandwich with you, ordering the sideboard, and the like.
If you have a collection of books, ask your child to sort them alphabetically.
Change activities on a regular basis so that the child does not lose interest.
Children are super energetic, curious, and exuberant. So getting them to sit and perform a task without distraction can be a fairly difficult task.
But a lack of concentration can cause problems in school and old age. Simple activities and your constant motivation can help your child improve his attention. And you, how did you solve these problems with your child?