Without a doubt, the ability to concentrate on a particular case is a very important quality. While the child is still small, it is not so noticeable whether he can carry out specific tasks without being distracted by anything. But at school this quality is already coming to the fore. So that in the future the baby will not have a problem with learning, you need to engage in the development of concentration from a very early age.
I’ll tell you a few words about my daughters. The eldest was always very diligent. I can say that she has almost no problems with concentration, if not for one thing. She is a creative person and impressionable and often hovers in the clouds. For example, there are such situations. My daughter sat down for lessons, I come in 15, and she reads a magazine lying on the floor. It turns out that she was simply distracted by something and had completely forgotten why she sat down at the table.
In the younger one, there is no assidience at all. One thing she does exactly 10 minutes. And recently, he has been grabbing at everything, sometimes my head is spinning. She at the same time needs to draw, sculpt, drink milk, cocoa and still steal something from me while I am cooking to eat. In general, I would like to somehow influence their ability to concentrate.
Causes of poor concentration
Sometimes the situation in the house itself contributes to the fact that the child cannot concentrate on one business. In particular, high loads and too much information flow, which they simply cannot digest, act negatively.
Also pay attention to the number of external stimuli. This is especially true of TV and computer. It seems to me that from them and in adults brains become deaf.
Hyperactive children also have difficulty concentrating. Very often, parents talk about their child as hyperactive, although in reality it’s just a very active kid. Symptoms of hyperactivity are confusion, fussiness. Such children often do not react to the speech of adults, they do not even understand simple commands and lose their things.
How to stimulate the development of attention
To help your child concentrate, try to get involved in the process yourself. After all, parents often give the child a game, while they themselves go about their business and then complain that the baby is not at all interested in toys. It is not necessary to sit next to the child 24 hours a day, he himself should be able to entertain himself. You just need to teach him that.
The latest example from our life. My eldest daughter and I made a dollhouse. Were carried away in earnest. I showed the younger one how the dolls sleep, watch TV, eat and bathe in the bathroom. Played several dialogues.
After some time, I was surprised to see that my daughter repeats everything after me. She was particularly impressed that she tried to place very small bottles and food on the table. And this is a child who jumps and throws toys all day!
There are special exercises for the development of concentration. Their main task is to attract the attention of the child to the details and trifles. For example, you can ask your kid to tell about his day, but so that he remembers more and more details (what they ate, what plates they had, what tea was filled with, etc.).
Older children can try to count from 1 to 30, without naming any number, for example, 3.
You can still play the old game. Will you go to the ball? In this game, you need to ask the child questions, while he should not say the words with the letter P, do not say yes and no, and do not use the white and black colors in the story. Such a dialogue can be very fun!
Remember that the ability to concentrate on one thing will greatly help your child in life, not only in school, but also in work and creativity.
How do you think, how else can you develop these abilities?