You can’t blame children with short attention spans in this era of distractions when adults sometimes have problems keeping it together. Help your children increase their attention span with these tips….
#1 – A conducive environment.
Although many people have different views on this one, I personally think that if an environment is made conducive to work and study, your child will be able to focus better. If you have a TV and an X-Box in your child’s room, he will never be able to focus on his homework. So, create an environment that is free of distractions, get a proper ergonomic chair and a well-lit table, and this can do wonders. If he is in an uncomfortable environment, he will want to break free. If he is in a too comfortable environment, he will want to go to sleep. So, don’t let him work in his bed!
#2 – Set Goals
If you tell your child that she has to sit and do writing for an hour, you can expect a rebellion. A child at the tender preschool age will not be able to manage a single task for a long duration. Try putting a single task into bite-sized goals that can be completed in 20-30 minutes depending on your child’s age. When each task brings him closer to a milestone, he will feel a sense of achievement. The five minute breaks in between will help him refresh and rejuvenate him.
#3 – Schedule
Depending on the age of your child, sit down at the start of each week and plan a simple schedule together. This way your child will take responsibility to complete the tasks on the schedule and tick them off. Be sure to paste this in a place where he can see it often enough.