Children are naturally curious with unmatchable energy and the main reason they face these concentration issues is that they are wired differently. When the task they’re given isn’t fun, they get bored and quickly shift their attention to something more interesting. Here are some of the ways to help increase your child’s concentration.
- Play focus games to build attention.
It is a good idea to try and make their activities a little more fun.
As for an example,
Thinking games – Jigsaw puzzles and card games like ‘Uno’ actually improve attention for words, numbers and pictures.
- Feed your children with healthy food.
Eating healthy food can increase child’s concentration. Eating junk food or sweet is not good for children. Food rich in proteins such as eggs, meat and fish have the ability to increase concentration levels!
- Naps and breaks boost concentration!
Most children are able to concentrate best after a good nights’ rest. A power nap for twenty minutes after school or in the afternoon should also do the trick to increase concentration.
- Understand your child’s method of learning
(Visual, Auditory, Kinaesthetic)
All children learn in different ways. Some children process information easily when they see it, some when they hear it and some when they have practical knowledge of it and can touch it.
Visual – Children who are visual understand information better when they are able to see it.
Auditory – Children who learn better when they hear information are auditory in nature.
Kinaesthetic – Children who are kinaesthetic need to be able to touch and feel their subject matter to understand and process it better. For these children, learning by practical applications may be helpful then reading aloud or writing.
Concentration can be improved. This tips not only helping your children boosting their concentration but also you can strengthen the relationship with your children.
Written by: Syahirah Afiqah
Photographed by: Syahirah Afiqah