The concentration, the ability to control and maintain the attention during a task, it is essential to be able to do well in school.
Today’s children are subjected to many more stimuli than in the past: television, video games, smartphones, but often difficult to concentrate on homework or take lessons at school.
Here are some tips to learn how to focus the author…
1) The environment in which the child is studying must be calm, no distractions from smartphones and well oxygenated
To also focus, the environmental factors are important. When a child starts doing the tasks you have to make sure that the room is well oxygenated, there are no annoying noises or distractions by phone or other means of communication.
2) The child must have slept enough
Many children are distracted when they are tired and weary. Therefore, you have to make sure that small nap the night a sufficient number of hours for their age.
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3) Take breaks
“Numerous scientific studies have shown that people who make small breaks make it better than those who study relentlessly,” says Stuecke. A child is able to concentrate well only when he has the chance to disconnect and unwind, so it is important to provide short breaks of 2-5 minutes at least every 10-15 minutes of study. Children who alternate in regular working time and breaks learn more effectively because in 10 minutes of concentrated work is produced more than 30 minutes while sitting casually at your desk.
4) Better to study in the morning or late afternoon. Never after lunch
It is also important to respect the daily rhythm. In a day, there are times when it makes more and moments that make it any less.
In general, you should not study after lunch. Because the body is involved in the digestion and fatigue resulting compromises the ability to concentrate.
“The best time to study is in the morning and late afternoon. But of course everyone must follow his attitudes, there are those who makes it better in the morning and who in the evening. Each has to find himself his best time.
5) If it goes wrong at school and enters a vicious cycle that can no longer study because unmotivated should be helped to get out of it
The child’s attitude towards the study affects his ability to concentrate.
If a small constantly collides with school failure its cola sheer motivation no longer feels able to do anything and could even develop a fear of school and homework, so entering a vicious circle: “I cannot”, “do not study “,” I go badly in school “…
6) Coaching concentration: it takes 10 minutes a day
A child is hard to focus if it has never been used to do so. The training at the concentration has to be seen by parents as a sports training. Every day you have to accustom the child to focus 10 minutes later. Beginning for him will be difficult but with time, you will see results. The important thing is to persevere and not give up if the results do not come immediately.
7) Praise and encourage
When a child is able to focus the established time, manages to reach a school goal, to be commended by the parent, and should be encouraged in the context in which it proves more skillful. “The adult must not only emphasize the duties of children but also support them.”
8) The child does not ask too much nor too little
If you ask too little you risk that the child will not engage enough, but if you ask too much, could lose once every motivation and fail to arouse their interest in the exercises.