Boosting Concentration and Memory Power in Pre-Schoolers
28 May 18
Children at the age of two to six years might show signs of low concentration power. They might not sit still at a place for a while, leave their tasks unfinished or day-dream randomly. Here are some of the ways in which you can boost the concentration of your child.
Examine the challenge level: Sometimes the task they are doing is too easy or too difficult for them. It is, therefore, wise to examine the capability level of the child and assign them task accordingly.
Motivation matters: Motivation acts in a positive way to build concentration. Sand timers can be used to motivate children in being engaged with their work. Use of varying length sand timers acts as visual motivators to complete the task in the provided time frame.
Create Achievement Levels: When children are assigned tasks, break them into parts. Multiple achievement levels within the overall task can motivate them to complete the full challenge.
Cut the distractions: Check whether the child is distracted by any external factor. This can be anything in the surrounding environment- the noise-making fan above, a distracting sibling or even an open window to a noisy street.
Apart from the above-mentioned areas to consider. Engaging the child in activities leaves a positive influence on their memory. These activities keep their minds always occupied.
Stories: Stories are always a fun element that boosts concentration. Children love to listen, recall and tell stories that fascinate them. Also, dressing up like the characters, or keeping a track of the sequences helps them to build a strong memory power.
Games: Children that are engaged in outdoor games, play activities, and obstacle courses are observed to have stronger concentration power than the rest.
Poems: Chanting Poems about their favorite characters, food, or animals helps to build a strong memory for the young children. Clapping and other associated movements related to rhymes also helps to build concentration power.
Involving the child in other everyday chores such as arranging the shelves, laundry, or safe cooking activities can make them recall things. Also taking them to the store where they can pick their favorite fruits boosts their evaluation power. Activities such as these make them follow simple steps to complete the tasks.
A healthy diet and fitness routine also affects the concentration power of a child. Fruits and vegetables, starchy foods and food rich in high iron and proteins also leave a positive impact on the memory development of the growing child.