The environment of a child is full of information, news and stimuli. Perhaps, for this reason, it is difficult for them to maintain attention and concentration on studies and their tasks in a particular way. The general attention that any new aspect in your life requires sometimes presents difficulties in learning.
Through attention, our mind can focus on one stimulus from among all those around us to ignore all the others. With concentration, one of the fundamental skills in the knowledge process, we keep our attention focused on a point of interest, for as long as it is necessary.
Without concentration it is practically impossible to learn something, therefore, concentration is essential for learning.
1. Avoid distractions. Dispense with everything that could distract the child's attention: personal problems, family problems, lack of objectives, noise, etc.
2. Diversify tasks. Change subject or study subject from time to time. The changes help to start the attention process so the child can stay focused longer.
3. Create study routines and habits. It is convenient to start studying every day at a fixed time to achieve good brain performance. If a person gets used to making the effort to concentrate at the same time every day, after a few days it will make it easier for his mind to concentrate at that time.
4. Mark times. It is necessary to establish a time to perform each task or activity and that it is required to perform it in the scheduled time.
5. Organize tasks. The most difficult tasks should be carried out when the child is most rested.
6. Focus the mind. To be at full capacity, concentration requires a prior warm-up, which may consist of spending a few minutes (no more than five) to cross out some letters (choose one) from a sheet of newspaper. You can then move on to doing the scheduled activity.
7. Set goals and objectives. It is very important that the child has clear goals to achieve. When we truly and strongly want something, we mobilize many of our resources to try to achieve it. Therefore, if the child is clear about his objective in the study, more of his part will do to achieve it.
8. Collate breaks. The attention process follows a curve that tends to decline over time. Therefore, it is convenient to intersperse breaks to regain concentration.
9. Synthesize and summarize. Mentally summarizing what has been heard during an explanation and writing down the most interesting details in short sentences is a good technique to exercise attention.
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