5 Tips to Help Keep Kids Focus on School Work
It’s no secret kids have a lot of energy. I mean really where do they get it all from? My theory? They siphon it from us while we sleep! Because I wake up more tired than when I went to bed! The problem kids get into with all this energy is that it can make it hard for them to focus on something very long. This is a problem when kids are trying to do school work.
Parents struggle with getting their kids to focus just long enough to grasp a new concept all the time. Being we homeschool I see it more often than not, the fidgeting the wanting to take a break and the wondering glances. So here are a few tips to help with this problem weather at school, at home school or during homework time.
Set up a routine. When kids know what to expect they have something to strive towards. If you are looking for homework help set a certain time frame each night to do homework. As homeschoolers I set certain break times where the kids can get up move play around instead of sitting thru every lesson first.
Pick a work space. This one is a big one for us. Pick a work space that the kids are comfortable with. Not every kids likes to sit at a desk or the kitchen table, some like to stretch out on the floor or even sit outside instead. If they are comfortable they will get more work done!
Bouncy Bands. Many times sitting at a desk is a must there is just no getting around it. So what are you to do to help your child focus? Bouncy Bands are a great way to keep your kids feet moving while their hands and minds work on their school work. Bouncy Bands attach to student desks allowing them to release energy and anxiety while remaining quiet and focusing on the task at hand.
Know your child’s learning style. This is very important, if you child is a visual learner they will gain nothing and be more fidgety if you are lecturing to them. Also if they are a hand on learner they might not get has much out of watching a video. So make sure to know how your kids learn.
Feed them well. This one is from personal experience Where I went to school I would have breakfast at 7 and lunch around 11 and then nothing the rest of the day by 2 I was hungry and when I was hungry I couldn’t even THINK about school work and I know most kid are the same way. If your kids go to school then pack some snack they can eat in class with a note for them to do so. Same with homework offer a snack while they work. If you home school make sure to offer a snack during school work.