It is common for kids to run into difficulty when concentrating and focusing on organized tasks especially when it comes to school. This typically happens when an activity is too easy or too hard for a child to complete.
It may also curve because a task is just not interesting or challenging enough for the student. Whatever the reason here’s a look at nine ways to help students stay focused in school.
1. Get active.
Engaging in a physical activity helps boost a child’s level of concentration. Regular exercise keeps blood flowing to the brain, making it easier to concentrate and stay focused. Martial arts is an excellent activity for building physical strength and mental acuity as it has the best of both worlds.
2. Get enough sleep.
Much like food, air, and water, sleep is a vital part of our overall health. It is important for children to get the right amount of sleep a night in order to function at their best at tstay focused. Fatigue will cause both their minds and eyes to wander in the classroom.
3. Healthy eating.
When children don’t have the proper nutrition, not only does it not help fuel their body but it also doesn’t help fuel their brain. Make a point to have snacks not overloaded with sugar, and have breakfast in the morning before going to school.
4. Make eye contact with the teacher.
When you make eye contact with a speaker, you are making a nonverbal connection. By maintaining eye contact with the teacher your child would better understand what is being said. It also shows that a child is focused and paying attention.
5. Sit up straight.
Sitting up straight permits children to see, hear, and pay attention better. Studies have shown that it promotes better handwriting and reduces a child’s tendency to fidget. Concentration spans are also improved by sitting up straight.
Children who are organized have an easier time paying attention. This can be accomplished by teaching your children to organize their notebooks and school supplies. Teaching children to conduct their work in a structured manner while also sharpen their focus that begins with organization.
Organization may not be your child’s strong suit, so make sure you help them with this task and get them involved. Even if they are just organizing certain parts of their homework or study area, they’re involvement will ensure their success.
7. Sit in the front of the class.
This may seem rather elementary, but children in the front of a classroom will have less distractions and their attention well not be as diverted.
8. Take a break.
Everyone needs a break in order to recoup and regenerize. Plan on working for 45 or 50 minutes, then take 10 to 15 minutes break. Whether it be just to take a quick walk, stretch, or grab a snack, this will give your child’s brain time to reset and they will be able to focus as they start on their work..
9. Have a positive attitude.
Mindset controls everything, so make sure your child understands that there may be times homework will be hard, or the work will take long. As long as they have a positive mindset and can be excited about learning, they will get through their hurdles easier and quicker, and may just learn a thing or two!
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