Keeping Your Kids Focused While Learning

 

Keeping your kids focused while learning classwork or homework at home can be tough and very stressful. Taking regular brain breaks can help alleviate the frustration kids sometimes have when they get overwhelmed and stressed.

Younger kids typically have short attention spans and generally do better with breaks from schoolwork every 15 minutes. Older kids typically do well with 30-minute brain breaks. Children with shortened attention spans or hyperactivity may need brain breaks every 10 minutes or less. Every child is different and when you sense our kid’s mental fatigue setting in, be proactive and allow a break. Five-minute breaks are generally all that is needed to recharge a child’s attention.

Taking regular work breaks can improve kids’ motivation, focus, and retention. Most times it’s a win-win for both the parent and the child. Knowing these 10 learning brain breaks can help keep your child focused on their work.

“Children are not a distraction from more important work, they are the most important work.” –C.S. Lewis

 

10 Learning Brain Breaks to Keep Your Child Focused

 

  1. Skip rope
  2. Dance crazy in place
  3. Jumping jacks
  4. Run in place
  5. Hop on 1 foot
  6. Have them wash or splash their face with some cool water
  7. Have them sing their favorite song
  8. Get some fresh air outside and get the mail
  9. Get a healthy snack
  10. Drink some iced water

By the way, some cool, fun, and educational activities you can do at home are growing your own crystals.

Playing games like Monopoly and Scrabble are great ways for kids to learn while having fun.

Building and creating with Legos are always lots of fun.

“Speak to your children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful, and magical humans on earth, for what they believe is what they will become.” ―Brooke Hampton

 

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