For a two-year-old child, this means six to 10 minutes. By the time your child enters kindergarten, he should be able to pay attention for about 20 minutes.
Being able to concentrate is an important skill to teach your child. To stretch your child’s ability to concentrate:
Encourage him to sit still when you read to him.
Increase the length of the books you read to your child. For younger children, start with picture books. Then use short five-minute stories. Slowly increase reading time.
Teach him games with building blocks. For instance, build a wall, making it higher each time.
Play games that require him to match flashcards or homemade cards with pictures, shapes or numbers—depending on your child’s age. Start with six cards for younger children. Increase the number of cards as your child’s ability to concentrate grows.
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