I have been teaching and helping children for a quite some time now. Over this period, a re-occurring lack of concentration is apparent regardless of a child’s’ age. Primarily, in the areas of: attention deficit, lack of concentration, and poor concentration in children. My encounter with parents, informs me that they too are concerned with issues of concentration. Although, most children are performing to age appropriate standards, concentration remains to be addressed. I’ve decided to provide my insight on improving concentration strategies for parents and teachers a like.
I believe concentration is a skill that must be learned in both home and school settings. In today’s lifestyle, we are very busy as parents and we face many distractions around us. It comes at no surprise that our kids are in the same boat. For example: recall a time when you were in school? There was no Tablets, Cell Phones etc. We had more time to spend with family, read books and other things together. Thus, enabling us to learn new things, discuss different topics and concentrate on tasks.
We begin to realize this issue of concentration in our child when he/she is not performing well. We start looking for reasons and figure out what is going on. At times, we find that children have been performing well, but gradually there performance has been decreasing.
Lack of Concentration Reasons and Solutions
Meet with the students’ teacher and determine if the class is too noisy and as a result the child is unable to concentrate. Request, a change of seating which, allows the child to sit on the first row.
The child does not write his/her homework. Ask the teacher to monitor the child write the homework and initial it. Parents are advised to do the same thing to keep an eye on the Childs progress.
The child thinks that he/she understands the concept and does not take proper notes or does not write information down. When they re-visit the topic or prepare for the exam, they do not remember anything.
One of the issues I have seen is over confidence in children. Often times, a child thinks that he/she has understood the concept fully and does not do much practice. When he /she take the exam then they make mistakes. At Gems learning institute we take frequent tests and ensure that a child gets the concept right
Some Suggestion to improve Children Concentration
Every child has a different concentration span. For example, 3 to 5 year olds can concentrate on one task between 6 to 13 minutes. 6 to 12 years old can concentrate on one task between 14 to 21 minutes. Below, are the some tasks we use at GEMS to improve the concentration and help children to do well in school.
Gems Offers a UCMAS program which is a brain development program for the Children between 4 to 13 years of children. In UCMAS, we use different techniques to improve the concentration and memory. We use a timer frequently to do a certain calculation, which help children to improve concentration. Every 10 minutes there is different kind of activity, which can be based on the abacus and arithmetic functions.
At Gems Learning institute, we offer different program including UCMAS, Tutoring and Chess program and we have been helping children in their brain development and schoolwork. Visit us http://www.gemslearninginstitute.com