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how to grow baby's concentration?



Sheeba Vijesh

hi gayetri, yoga is excellent for this... baby will be disciplined for life...

Sheeba Rizvi

agree with Sheeba Vijesh Yoga is anytime best....also you can engage him in mental activities like puzzles crosswords etc

Sheeba Rizvi

asha chaudhry share your experience plz

asha chaudhry

hi gayetri - if ur child is 8 yrs old, apart from yoga ensure she/he reads books. pls decrease tv & mobile time - screens make them cranky and impatient and their attention span decreases. word games like scrabble really helps, so do big puzzles and complicated colouring (u get great books). my daughter was introduced to cross stitch and that was an interesting activity to unwire her. she also does a lot of art & craft - loom bands etc - feel free to tag me and ask me more! good luck! Gayatri Rao #tagfwd

Gayatri Rao

Hi Gayetri, my namesake :) Apart from what other mothers suggested I would add that getting kids to learn a musical instrument helps in developing concentration. It takes time and concentration to learn notes, memorise and practice. Music as everyone knows is a great stress buster, especially needed in kids too these days. :)

asha chaudhry

excellent suggestion Gayatri Rao !!! ur comment in itself ought to be a post!!! can i request u to post this, perhaps wth a pic of ur childoo/a friend's childoo playing an instrument? wud be so inspiring! my childoo used to play the drums in school hobby class - but the hobby classes discontinued and she refused to take pvt lessons :( she likes to do stuff in gps!

Gayatri Rao

Thank you Asha! Thanks for the idea for a post too! I'll get something up soon :)

charul vikamsey

Other than what other Mommies suggested, all kind of hand eye coordination activities increase concentration for ex: Drawing, Craft, colouring, knitting, solving puzzles etc. As suggested by @Asha choudhry cross stitch again require hand eye coordination. Also Music instruments Gayatri Rao.
Try concentrating to focus your kid on some of this hand eye coordination activities.
Good luck

Malika Mehta

There are several things that you can do to build your child's concentration. As suggested by the other mothers, reading, yoga, word games, puzzles, colouring activities, playing an instrument and/or cross stitch are all good ideas. Other ideas include playing a racket sport, making jigsaw puzzles. doing word searches or hidden picture activities or using Lego or other construction materials to create things. The important thing here is not the task you use, but how you do the task. The idea is to one of these activities daily or every alternate day and to have your child sit and do these activities in one sitting. Slowly, slowly increase the amount of time they can sit and do just one activity. For instance, if your child is able to make a puzzle for 5 minutes today, then tomorrow try and encourage them to sit for 6 - 7 minutes. And lastly, as mentioned before, please reduce TV and/or screen time (on an Ipad or computer) to the minimum, as these are machines that have constantly moving images that demand very limited attention of children. The more they do this, the more they need that high a level of stimulation to keep them engaged and then get bored very easily with tasks that are not as visually stimulating and demand more of them mentally. Hope this helps.

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