They can enjoy longer activities, follow directions, and concentrate on projects. It’s easy and fun to build attention span at home using simple activities like these:
Teach your child a song or poem. First, recite it out loud yourself. Then let her fill in some blanks. For example, “Old MacDonald had a ____.” Keep letting her complete different parts, and soon she’ll know the whole thing.
Read a story to your child. After finishing a page, ask your child something about it. Start with a simple question, such as “Where is Bobby going?” With practice, your child can answer more difficult questions. Try reading more pages before asking questions, too.
Give your child practice following instructions. Begin with one step, such as “Pick up the book.” Then add more: “Pick up the book, then bring it to me.” Make your directions more complex as you watch your child’s skills improve.
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