Here at Rebounderz, we know the importance of giving kids a place to run around, expend energy, play, and have fun. That’s why we offer so many fun activities at our Lansdale trampoline park. But we also know the importance of instilling focus in children. Parents are busy, and don’t always have time to think about how to instill traits like focus in their children. To help, here are some tips for instilling focus in your kids.
As adults, we often forget that every human being needs to learn something before they know it. We have ideas in our heads about how long something “should” take to learn, but the reality is that everybody learns in their own way at their own pace. Keep that in mind when trying to teach your kids new ideas or tasks that they’ve never done before, even if it gets frustrating.
It’s unfortunate that so much of the adult world relies on multitasking, because research shows clearly that it greatly diminishes both concentration and performance. When teaching your child something new, let them put all of their mental faculties into learning it, rather than piling it onto a list of things to do/learn.
You may have heard about all the studies going on about the effects of all this media on our brains. There is just too much going on in these mediums to stay focused on one thing, and they’re a huge distraction to have around when trying to focus on other things. A family ban on media and cell phones during dinner, chores, and other allotted times can get your children used to thinking without those distractions.
Chores, a todo list, any regular activity that requires your kids to focus on a daily basis is going to better their ability to pay attention. The trick is to not overload them, because if they are too stressed then focus will never give them the reward that is essential to building habits.
This one is just as important for adults as it is for teaching kids to focus, although kids do require more rest. Generally, adults require a break from concentration every 45 minutes or so before it starts to wane. For kids, you want to take a break every 15-20 minutes. Let them get up, walk around, maybe have a snack. Not only will this rejuvenate them for the task at hand, but if they are learning something it will improve their retention.
Hopefully some of these tips prove helpful. If you would like to reward your child for their focus, consider taking them out for a fun day at our Lansdale trampoline park. We also host kid’s birthday parties for their special day. If you have any questions about our hours, policies, or attractions, feel free to give one of our representatives a call. They will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.