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How to Improve Concentration Levels In Your Child

Carol
3 to 7 years

Created by Carol
Updated on Sep 25, 2018

How to Improve Concentration Levels In Your Child

"My child gets distracted very easily and unable to pay attention on a single activity" is the common complaint from parents. But don’t stress as most child development experts also say that the average time a school-going child will be able to focus on one activity is approximately 4 times their age after which they need a change in activity.

But then comes in the second question: “How children are able to focus for hours on video games and TV and not on studies.” In this, we need to understand on aspect: when we have to listen to something we are familiar with or which interests us more, we are able to bring our focus on that subject and listen for longer, as one need not spend more energy. But when we have to focus on unfamiliar things, we need to spend more energy in understanding it, correlating it with other familiar things and retaining it in the memory. This can lead to an early onset of mental tiredness resulting in disinterest. It holds the same for children. Children are able to focus on story books or TV for a longer time as these are more interesting and children only have to less energy on these.

Common Reasons When Child Loose Focus

But before we begin with figuring out how to increase the concentration, let’s delve into the common reasons for a child to lose focus. Some are:

  • Not Interested
  • Academic struggle
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Distractions
  • Being over active

Tips to Improve Concentration Levels in Your Kids:

Thinking how can we help child in that? Ok, the part of the brain that is responsible for concentration and memory is the frontal lobe of our brain. It is also responsible for thinking, reasoning, managing emotions, problem solving and decision making. So the concentration skills can be improved by practicing some cognitive exercises regularly which can modify the existing brain cells. The exercises have more to do with the mechanism of how one learns, remembers things, solves problem and pays attention. Early intervention is always very effective. But it's never too late to help our children learn to focus.

Work on Cognitive Exercises:

 

  • Various types of memory games can be played with your children. Arrange about 10 of the toys or any household things in a line in a particular order. Allow the child to observe for a couple of minutes. The child may form a mental imagery or use a mnemonics or any other way to remember the order. Now shuffle the order and ask your child to arrange the toys in the same order. For older children, use the order of books in a book shelf. After they observe the order for a few minutes, without their knowledge either remove a book or change the order of the books. Let them find the right order.
  • Play the game of Name Chain. You can play with as many players as you want. Let the first player say a name. The second player should say the name the first player said followed by a new name. The third player has to say the first 2 names in the same order followed by another new name. So the game can go on for many rounds till one person makes a mistake in the order or the name.
  • Play the game "Follow the leader" with a series of actions. Let one of the players be the leader and the rest the followers. The followers have to do the exact same thing the leader does and in the same order. If the child has ear for music, choose different utensils and things made of different materials such as iron, ceramic, glass,copper, plastic, leather. Let the leader use a plastic mallet or a wooden stick to tap the materials (not necessarily on all the materials) in certain order in a rhythm. Let the followers observe and tap them in the same order. Another variation to make it more complex is to blindfold the follower and ask him to hear the sounds and identify the material and retain it in memory. Remove the blindfold and let him try to tap the correct material in the same order as the leader.
  • Change the things around the house from the usual. For example hang a photo upside down, put the cushion cover inside out, wear socks from 2 different pairs. Use your imagination to make the change and ask your child to identify the difference.
  • Place a few things on a tray - Let the child observe the things. Now hide the tray. See how many things your child can recall. To make it a little more complex, remove few items and replace with some other items. See if your child can identify which items got replaced with the new items.
  • Play I-spy with the clues that has minute details of the things in the house to make it really hard to find.
  • Give a skein of yarn and a rubber ball or a small rectangular box. Let the child wrap the ball/box with the yarn so no part of the ball or the box is seen. Child will learn to pay attention to details.
  • Have 3 long strings of yarn of same color. Put a knot at one of the ends of each string and mark them as A, B and C. Tie any toy or a treat to the other end of one of the strings and leave the other 2 string ends free. Now entangle the strings through a furniture such as dining table or chairs and hide the ends. Let the child trace the path of the strings to find which string has the ball/treat tied to it. Other variation is to just entangle the strings and let the child untangle the strings. This activity helps the child to stay on task.
  • Finding the differences between 2 pictures, completing a maze, solving a picture puzzle, also help in improving the observation skills.
  • Most of us don't give much importance to ART. Involving the child in different visual art forms helps the child focus better. Craft, painting, drawing, sculpting help them focus as well as improve their creativity. For example let the child observe any bark of a tree in a closer view and draw a picture of the bark with every minute detail. For smaller children, describe any object with words for the child to draw the details.
  • Write a list of colors but use a different color pens for writing the color names. For example write RED with BLUE ink, PURPLE with GREEN ink and so on. Let the child say the color of the ink for each word instead of reading the names of the color. Eyes see a color but brain instructs to read the word. Focusing on the ink instead of the spelling is one of the good cognitive exercises to train the brain.
  • Write a series of same numbers in multiple rows. In between the numbers write one or 2 different number. for example write a series of 8 like 8888888888888 and include a similar looking number 3 in between. 8888888888888888883888888888888888. Let the child find out all the occurrences of 3. Similarly you can make the child look for the number of occurrences of a particular alphabet in a sentence.
  • Children who enjoy music can try to focus on one particular instrument in a music. This activity helps in learning to ignore the distraction from other instruments. Singing a harmony works the same way. Let one person start singing a song. The second person should start singing the same song when the first person is at the beginning of the second or the third line of the song. It will be quiet confusing at the initial stage. But the child will learn to remove the other distractions and focus on his lines. Enrolling your child in a school music band will help as they will be involved in playing ensembles where one has to focus on his instrumental rhythm and notes.
  • Other activities that help children to improve their concentration skills are yoga, meditation, music and sports. These activities help in mind and body integration so child who have lots of energy will learn self-control. Play a game of "Statue". By forcing oneself not to move helps in controlling the body and mind.

 

Other Ways to Help the Children Focus on Studies:

  • Identify the dominant learning style of a child so the teaching methods can be modified to create interest for the child. It's not the child who fails to understand the concepts. It's the methodology of teaching that fails to suit the child's need.
  • Identify the right study time. Some children can work better in the morning and some in the evening. Ensure they are well fed and have a good sleep in the night. Figure out what time they are relaxed and refreshed. Choose the appropriate time for homework. You may choose to break the homework into two slots--one in the morning and the other in the evening.
  • Once the suitable time is identified, follow a regular homework routine.
  • Identify a study spot that is suitable for the child. Some children like to do the home work in the dining table so they stay closer to an adult while working. Fidgety children needs a spot where there is no distraction. Avoid a spot that has a transparent window or where people keep passing by. If the child has hard time to keep focused because of the external noise, use an ear muff or an ear phone so they don't get distracted. Some children can work better when a soft melodious music is played at the background.
  • Avoid using execessive workbook exercises as it can become monotonous after a certain point. Replace the workbooks with different tools. For example in math, manipulative tools such as lego blocks, geometrical shaped wooden blocks, playing cards, coins can be used to teach Number sense, area and perimeter, Arithmetic operations, or money respectively. Or use self made interactive notebook for learning science or social science.
  • Stay close and get involved in child's activities to keep them on task. Some children may need reminders to focus. So use a signal or a bell to remind them in order to make it less frustrating for you. As they grow older and situation improves, you can gradually move away from supervising to make them responsible for their learning.
  • Break the larger assignment into smaller parts and work on one part at a time. Its very natural for children to get overwhelmed on seeing the large amount of work. Focusing on a smaller part at a time or moving back and forth between different subjects would also help in avoiding the boredom.
  • Allow them to take small breaks while moving from one task to another.
  • Some children are fidgety by nature that they find it too hard to sit and do a task for more than 5 minutes. Some part of the body is always moving. Even a softest noise can distract them. While doing a task, suddenly they come up with an irrelevant story, ask questions, ask for a break, focus turns to something else and they start doing something else. It can be very frustrating for the parents to constantly remind them to focus. But these children have a lot of energy and they want to expend it. If you find that it's too hard to break the habit, try using it in their study time. For example, if the child keeps asking questions, tell your child to pause for a while and think about all possible questions she can think of in that topic that she is going to learn. Or if a child likes to keep moving from place to place, make him run from one end to the other. Then ask him a question. Make it a game. He can move from the spot only after answering. After answering, make him run to another spot. He will be able to learn better as he gets to spend that extra energy.
  • Watching videos or playing video games make the brain go into auto pilot mode at certain point. The brain in auto pilot mode becomes bored and the brain cells' abilities start to decline. Keep the brain active and curious by stretching the thinking skills. Avoid too much of screen time even if they are educational especially for children in primary school.
  • Avoid feeding too much of information at a time, as it freezes the brain and decreases the capacity to make decisions, think clearly and creatively.

Happy Parentin!

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| Oct 09, 2018

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| Jul 31, 2018

All are right however nowadays portions are considerably heavier when contrasted with earlier days if they are playing how the time will be sufficient to think about?? do my homework

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| Jul 23, 2018

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| Jun 29, 2018

Tips mentioned would be very helpful in regular practice,similarly i have a blog hope this help in effective ways http://www.drsinternational.com/blog/how-to-help-my-child-concentrate/ Regards Sneha

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| May 26, 2018

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| May 26, 2018

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| Dec 14, 2017

Hi Sangeetha, I don't agree that the portion has increased. It's only the pressure and expectations on the child that have increased. Why are the kids not able to find time? If the child is expected to attend an activity for all 7 days, if a child in lower primary class is expected to attend coaching classes, where is the time for the child to relax? Aren't they supposed to be learning while playing? Is it not the way the child supposed to learn? If the child has enough unstructured play time, if the foundation is strong and if he is taught personal management, he will thrive.

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| Dec 14, 2017

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| Dec 14, 2017

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| Sep 27, 2017

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| Sep 20, 2017

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| Sep 20, 2017

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| Sep 08, 2017

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| Sep 01, 2017

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| Aug 28, 2017

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| Aug 28, 2017

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| Aug 23, 2017

Hi Poonam, allowing your child to choose the activity of his interest would help him explore and find what really interests him. In my son's case, I have told him that he has to choose one sport activity, one art form (either visual art such as sculpting, painting, sketching, designing, drawing or performance art vocal or instrumental) and one service activity ( service clubs like SPCA, earth club, some orphanage service etc) We give him 3 to 4 options in each category at a time to choose one from each category. And we enroll him for a very short duration say 2 or 3 months. The only condition is once he chooses an activity, he has to complete the activity for the duration that he gets enrolled. He may choose to discontinue after the duration or he can continue with it if he likes the activity. This has helped him explore many activities and find what he really liked. When you enroll your child in an activity, don't have an expectation from him to become a champion in that field. Enroll to allow your child enjoy playing or creating music, enjoy the sport to relax himself, to develop good health, do a community service not to impress others but to understand others' problem and to be empathetic. He will definitely have his heart set on something soon. In case of academics, one of the ways to find his field of interest is by talking to him about different professions or making him meet people in different profession. He could find out from them what they do, how to become one, the typical entry level education, duration it takes to complete the college course, Potential to earn,the prospects, the challenges they face, work environment, the kind of people they meet everyday, the end customers, the things they like about the job, the role hierarchy in the job Etc. He can maintain a journal with these information for future reference before he takes the decision. Hope this is helpful.

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| Aug 23, 2017

Hi Kawaljeet, For very young children I. e 2 to 3 yr olds, you can try focusing on art like painting with finger paints ( in a palette, give few paints separately and let your child paint whatever he wants. It can be just some random brush strokes too. ), colouring with crayons, mixing the colours and experimenting, playing with shaving cream, playing in water with bath toys, playing with play dough or clay, playing in sand box with shovel and bucket, blowing bubbles, painting with bubbles (use straw to blow bubbles with coloured soap water on a sheet of paper and let it dry. Patterns formed by bubbles would look like a great art) , playing with 3 to 6 piece jigsaw puzzles, playing with different beans ( mix few types of beans and ask your child to sort them), drumming on utensils, stacking cups and utensils, playing with water and different sized cups, playing "I spy". Do any activity that is fun for your child and that would make your child sit and focus on it for a while. These activities would help focus as well as build motor skills. Whenever the activity involves a mess, join few sheets of news papers with a tape and tape the sheets on to the floor. So once the playtime is over, it's easy to clean up the mess by discarding the news paper. Hope this helps.

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| Aug 14, 2017

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| Aug 12, 2017

hi im wilma I hv 2 children girl 21yrs old n boy 10 yrs old. i am a single parent as my husband has deserted us. My child who is 10yrs old is in std 5, he has ADHD. He lacks concentration, forgets what he has learnt , hyperactive doesnt listen when told once lovingly but once I get angry then everything is done quickly. I run a playschool for the last 18 yrs. I find it difficult to sit with him for studies. He does not study with anyone. I want him to be independant n study on his own but he gets distracted easily. I used to tk him for counselling sessions n also occupational therapy but now I hv stopped everything as I am finding it difficult to travel.

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| Aug 10, 2017

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| Jul 07, 2017

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| Jul 05, 2017

really helpful advice for every parent.. my elder one is a fidgety boy,always moving around and asking irrelevant queations.. may be the methods you suggested for bringing concentration would really help both of us. he is also a poor writer,very slow in writing and has a scribbling kind of handwriting!!dont know how to improve the writing skill..

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| Jan 12, 2017

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| Jan 10, 2017

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| Jan 03, 2017

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| Dec 24, 2016

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| Nov 25, 2016

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| Nov 23, 2016

Thank you. Very useful informations. Things are mentioned clearly and easy to understand. Thanks a lot. I think I can improve in my child's behavior by using this techniques.

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| Oct 25, 2016

very interesting and helpful blog. my son is very active and it is very difficult for me to make him sit at a place. now I will use his moving for learning. thanks.

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| Oct 12, 2016

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| Sep 29, 2016

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| Sep 26, 2016

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| Sep 17, 2016

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| Sep 15, 2016

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| Sep 12, 2016

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| Sep 10, 2016

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| Aug 20, 2016

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| Aug 11, 2016

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| Aug 06, 2016

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| Aug 04, 2016

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| Aug 03, 2016

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| Aug 01, 2016

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| Jul 29, 2016

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| Jul 23, 2016

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| Jul 20, 2016

Thanks a lot. Very practical and helpful indeed

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| Jul 17, 2016

Nice methods to enhance concentration

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| Jul 06, 2016

Very nice.. Will definitely try to follow it. Thanks

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| Jun 16, 2016

Very impressive and good for all the parents..

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| May 19, 2016

it's really nice.

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| May 19, 2016

it's really awesome.. nice tips for making kids understand concentrate as well as njoy learning

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| May 19, 2016

it's really awesome.. nice tips for making kids understand concentrate as well as njoy learning

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| May 19, 2016

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| May 19, 2016

excellent and useful information for every parent

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| Mar 10, 2016

Amazing....... Very informative

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| Mar 09, 2016

Simply superb.. No words to describe it.. Very informative as it covers all-important factors.. And yes I have been implementing quite a few of the mentioned things.. It works.. !!

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| Mar 08, 2016

Beautiful and very well written... great ideas!

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| Dec 24, 2015

Hi my son is 5 and he is addicted to TV . he cries when I ask him to do his homework. I am being very harsh to him which is of no use.

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| Dec 24, 2015

Really very interesting,will try with my son,even he is having interest in everything except in reading. in writing he is too good.

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| Dec 23, 2015

interesting articlewith some easy tips. will definitely try them not only with my daughter but also at my school with some of my kids struggling with concentration.

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| Dec 23, 2015

I just want to know how to remember Maths tables easily to my son. It's very difficult for him to remember. Please guide me.

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| Dec 22, 2015

Very very useful. Will certainly try some on my kid.

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| Dec 22, 2015

very informative post!

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| Dec 21, 2015

this blog is so v useful... thx so much :)))

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| Dec 18, 2015

That's a huge list.. great info.. Very useful.

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| Dec 18, 2015

It's really useful

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| Dec 17, 2015

This is the best

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| Nov 25, 2015

this is such a wonderful blog thanks carol.

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| Nov 05, 2015

very useful article..

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| Oct 20, 2015

Its a nice article it is so useful to me

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| Oct 19, 2015

Good Article, it is very useful

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| Oct 19, 2015

Very nice article

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| Oct 16, 2015

Points mentioned are very helpful but is concentration related to nutrition values? and mentioned points execution takes much time;and in fast moving world &hectic school syllabus n time working parents and their children have no time to experiment things. so pls provide some basic easy steps so that parents n children can concentrate on n move on in life with this fast changing world. thanks.

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| Oct 16, 2015

Thanks

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| Oct 16, 2015

Thankyou so much

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| Oct 06, 2015

A really very nice blog !!

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| Sep 17, 2015

I was looking for ways to improve the concentration of my 8 year old.. i was getting frustated with his distracting habits.. thank you for the wonderful points..

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| Sep 11, 2015

Very nice read and useful blog. Thanks!

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| Sep 11, 2015

I use another method for my son to remember the points. First will make sure that he understands the topic. To memorize the points use the memory technique. I ask him to visualise our house. He will have to imagine one point/topic in each room. For example- Uses of computers. 1. Useful in the schools- He will imagine our living room where he can see his school building, teacher using computer etc. 2. Useful in the hospitals -He will imagine he is entering the kitchen and can see a doctor checking the BP of a patient on his bed. 3. Useful in Offices- He will imagine going to the bedroom his dad is sitting in his office cabin in front of computers and so on. It has proved very helpful for us. He will be able to remember the points and that too in the order. This way you can imagine the school with different classes starting from LKG or his uncle/aunt's houses and remember different points. You can even imagine some funny /strange things which the child will never forget for sure. For example, one of the points to remember is 'forest'. He will imagine a monkey is dancing with other animals where all animals are wearing colourful skirts. This way, the study becomes fun , interesting and he will remember all the points too. Please remember these imaginations are only to remember. But he has to understand the topic first in real sense..

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| Sep 11, 2015

This is one of the most useful blogs i read in recent time. I so needed this for my 6. 8 year old as she moved in a bigger school after preschool! She is finding a little tough to manage too many subjects which finally led her to boredom and distractions. Thanks Carol for this wonderful writeup.

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| Sep 09, 2015

Thank you for the information

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| Sep 09, 2015

thank you very much .. its a very intresting to do with kids.. with this got a solution to my problem

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| Sep 05, 2015

Tq very much for streaming line abt child psychology

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| Sep 04, 2015

@ishta, Is it possible for you to get more involved in his studies not as a supervisor or a teacher/coach, but more like a learning partner so you can discuss what is learnt, ask him to explain, you can give more inputs. One of the effective ways to learn is to teach another person. So when he explains, there shouldn't be any inhibition that you would point out mistakes. instead if you join as a learning partner he would feel more free to discuss what he learnt. I know it may not be possible for everyone all the time. But try doing it at least once in a while. Children may not be able to implement the learning strategies on their own. you can help him implement them. for example you can help him to come up with mnemonics. To remember what oxidation and reduction are,you can use the mnemonic - "GER" says LEO (Gain of Electron is Reduction and Loss of Electron is Oxidation), to remember how many feet in a mile (1 mile = 5280), remember the term "5 tomatoes" i. e 5 (to) m (ate) 0s = 5 2 m 8 0s. use funny phrases to make him remember the terms. Main a separate page for the list of mnemonics and the formula for quick review. Make him go through the list more often. The reason for the sudden drop in his interest in studies may be due to some difficulty in understanding new concepts. If possible do a baseline test to find where he stands and to also check whether his fundamentals are strong. You could take some professional help either private coach or his teacher or you could do it yourself. when you counselled him, you must have told him how important it is to study well, to have good study habits etc. In addition to those, ask him how you can help him in his studies. to what extent he expects you to get involved. that can help to find ways to work together.

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| Sep 04, 2015

Thank u Carol for such nice and informative blog. The methods u hv suggested are simple and easy to implement. Pls tell me if there is anything else I can Do to get my 13 year old son study. He was very gud in studies earlier but now his interest has diminished a lot. No amount of counseling from our side is working for him. I'm really worried for him

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| Sep 04, 2015

Nice infromation..

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| Sep 03, 2015

Very informative.. Will definitely try to inculcate..

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| Sep 02, 2015

Thanks for the tips. I will surely try this out so that my child's concentration power in studies get stronger

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| Sep 02, 2015

This blog is not work for my daughter. She is gud in yoga ,in swimming, in music,in dancing but she is very poor in studies what can i do for her please help me.

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| Sep 02, 2015

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| Sep 02, 2015

V informative article . Games suggested r simple but interesting

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| Sep 01, 2015

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| Sep 01, 2015

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| Sep 01, 2015

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| Sep 01, 2015

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| Aug 28, 2015

Hey carol what an informative blog. Thank u so much. looking forward to emplement these tips for my 6 year old son. He is very active and get distracted very easily.

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| Aug 27, 2015

Thanks a lot.....

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| Aug 27, 2015

Very useful blog... Thank u... Luv it...

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| Aug 27, 2015

Very informative blog..

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| Aug 26, 2015

Your blog is very informative and suggestions is practically applicable. I m also interested to make career in thanks alot

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| Aug 26, 2015

Thxz alot very nice articel n true perfect guideline for all parents .. my son hv this prob wl surely use all games

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| Aug 26, 2015

A very well written article n well guidelines for every parent

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| Aug 26, 2015

Thx nice blog

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| Aug 26, 2015

Very informative

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| Aug 26, 2015

Nice one

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| Aug 26, 2015

I am really impressed by such practical solutions to such complicated situations.... if parents and school co ordinate together then the results will be marvellous...

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| Aug 26, 2015

nice blog

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| Aug 26, 2015

Wow... get get info... highly helpful tips... love to b a part of ur blog... keep posting. thanx

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| Aug 26, 2015

Meenakshi Gour, thanks for your comments. In schools, children cant do things on their own to stay focused. There has to be a facilitator who can implement certain things to help the child remain focused. Are you a teacher? If yes, then you could try some of the followings. 1. if there is a fidgety child, and if the child cant sit at one place, allow the child to walk around for a couple of rounds at the back of the classroom and then continue with the work. 2. In my son's classroom, the teacher has a corner called "Amazon corner" with a table and chair at the back of the classroom where she keeps some crossword puzzles, number puzzles, logical and analytical puzzles, coloring sheets and books. If the child finishes the work quickly, if s/he finds it too hard to sit quietly for a long time, she allows the child to go to the corner and do puzzle or to read till everyone finishes. 3. There is no restriction on how the child sits in the chair. Allow the child to sit however he wants - with the legs folded, to sit on the floor. Sitting in one posture the whole day is the hardest thing for most children. 4. she also keeps elastic bands to wear on the wrist and snap or some stress balls to squeeze for fidgety children during instruction time. all the children are free to use them. so the children don't look down upon the children that use them. 5. know the child on the first day of school itself through a questionnaire for parents on child's temperament. Do not make a very active / talkative child sit next to a very quiet child. it can be frustrating for both if they don't have their space. 6. keep the teaching sessions interactive. when they think and discuss, the mind is always active. 7. make them work in groups often so they can interact and learn which can in turn helps them to focus more. 8. Most important is to let the children talk to each other in classroom. stopping them from talking is the foremost reason for children to lose focus. I understand it can turn noisy if there are too many children. But you can teach them the different types of voice - sheep voice, hand voice and playground voice. Sheep voice is to whisper i. e while walking in a hallway or while talking to each other when the children are working on something. Hand voice is to use when you have a class discussion during teaching instruction time. playground voice is for outdoor where they can scream at the top of their voice if they want. it would be great if the voice system can be implemented schoolwide. 9. If possible leave some cushions in the corners of the classrooms so children can choose to sit anywhere during reading or working on their research project or math. Comfortable spot and posture can also help.

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| Aug 26, 2015

Lot of tips.... Good one !! Thanks a lot !! Keep posting !!!

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| Aug 26, 2015

Thanks for such a informative article. This really puts things in perspective. You have given a complete picture and list of various strategies that one can use at home. How can we incorporate these things in the school scenario where you are not present ? I have been using some and now I can incorporate some more. It is a big challenge these days to help your child learn as you correctly said they just learn differently . Thanks a ton!

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| Aug 25, 2015

Thanks very useful blog

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| Aug 25, 2015

Thanks.. very helpful information..

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| Aug 25, 2015

Thank u so much for a lovely and nice advisable informational blog.

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| Aug 25, 2015

Very useful and helpful information. ...thnx.

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| Aug 25, 2015

this is very helpful and useful. Hoping that with this i will be able to change my child's attitude towards studies.

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| Aug 25, 2015

Very useful information......

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| Aug 25, 2015

Very helpful n informative article.... Thank you.

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| Aug 25, 2015

Helpful blog thnx

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| Aug 25, 2015

Very creative indeed.... cery useful too

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| Aug 25, 2015

Helpful article

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| Aug 25, 2015

Nice blog

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| Aug 25, 2015

very informative article

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| Aug 25, 2015

Very gud information .i am in search of these things which help in concentration of my kid

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| Aug 25, 2015

Very useful information. Thank you.

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| Aug 25, 2015

Awesome blog .........thank you so much

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| Aug 25, 2015

I'm facing similar situation with my daughter. Thanks a lot carol

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| Aug 25, 2015

Nice blog.... very informative

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| Aug 25, 2015

Useful suggestions! Nice blog Carol!

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| Aug 25, 2015

Very nice blog n very informative.. Thank you so much

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| Aug 25, 2015

swetha, Nice to know that you have used most of these methods with your elder one. Hope you find a few points useful with your younger one too.

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| Aug 25, 2015

Good information. Most of these I tried on my elder one beforehand. She has moulded well. Now she is in 5 th std. I am not able to implement these things on my youngerone. Both mindsets are different. I got more good suggestions from this blog. I will try to implement. Thank you.

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| Aug 25, 2015

The article is very informative but my 5. 5 yr daughter finds it boring to do same page everyday and is little lazy and slow in general and usually avoids things that are routine. I can't help with homework as it's binding but try to give her a change wherever possible. She is also very aggressive and completely ignored what is being said to her. I feel frustrated with this attitude and don't know how to deal with it. I have tried many things, talked to her, scolded sometimes but no use. Please help.

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| Aug 25, 2015

Meenu Vemuri, In one of the parentalk discussions you have mentioned your daughter is good at art and singing. yes what can be better than art and music to make her stay focused! keep encouraging her. Create an art corner in your house and let her indulge in it to relax and refresh her mind whenever she wants.

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| Aug 25, 2015

Thanks Megha Arora, Nikita. Glad you find them useful.

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| Aug 25, 2015

My 8 yrs daughter is very active though she hates food and doesn't eat anything, still she is very energetic. I hope after reading this blog I'll be able to make her sit at one place n will be able to make her concentrate on her studies.

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| Aug 24, 2015

awesome blog... loved the tips and the ideas.

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| Aug 24, 2015

That was really helpful

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