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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Tips to Keep Your First Grader Focused

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Katie Hyer in her video “How to Help your kids Focus and Concentrates” talks about having them to try matching games where they need to remember something. She further adds about having them to open their eyes for 20 seconds, then close their eyes, and open them again and explain to you what they just saw. This helps to get their brains ready.

Susan at wonderteacher.com talks about teaching kids to focus by starting to explain the meaning of focus. She further adds that it is giving something your complete attention. She notes that the kids respond favorably when she states it is the ability to control one’s mind and body and that she looks for students that can do that.

Additudemag.com suggests when at home teach your child to self-monitor themselves by becoming aware of things that distract them. In time, your child will become aware of these things and be able to focus better. They also suggest Simon says and musical chairs are great attention boosters and require listening skills.

According to GreatSchools Staff, by having your child walk or bike to school, play outside after school, do chores around the house, or play on a sports team helps them stay focused. They further add that your child should have a chance to run, walk, or jump around before sitting down to do homework. I agree. I believe that playing outside gives them an extra boost or edge before during their homework.

Lynn Burbeck at Ehow.com talks about talking to your child’s teacher about seating your child in an area of the room where there are minimal distractions. What do you do to help keep your child focus?

Photo Caption:   Precious_Sarah by Juditu at Morguefile.com


Inside the first grader’s brain, By Hank Pellissier

Teaching Kids to Focus, November 28, 2012 by Susan

Katie Hyers How to Help your kids Focus and Concentrate

Focus the Attention of Distracted ADHD Children, by ADDitude Editors,

Five ways to help your child focus, By GreatSchools Staff,

How To Help Your Child Stay Focused at School,By Lynn Burbeck, October 22,2012

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