We have heard this multiple times be it on the work front or with children. The lack of this generation of youth kids and in general the population at large is the ability to concentrate on the given task and complete the task on time.
We often see children in the classroom speaking to each other eating lunch when the teacher is teaching or engrossed in simply doodling in his book while the teacher goes on teaching?
This is common and most of us have experienced this either ourselves or with our friends?
Why do children do this? It is just that the children’s mind are working faster than the actions that they perform and it is also observed that they are not able to concentrate as we could during our childhood this is normally attributed to the Evolution of the human race over a period of time as our younger generations become more Intelligent and Smarter. So do you think you should do something about this?
Yes, you should and you should try and ensure that you develop in the child the capacity to Concentrate and Focus for a longer periods of time. The question was and is how? Let’s look at a few common questions to understand this.
How do we train students to Concentrate and Focus More?
Concentration & Focus comes with the ability of a person to be dedicated to a task with all our senses and thoughts on the task on hand without letting our thoughts vary. We could do this by “Controlling the Brainwaves”.
How do we increase “The Control of Brain Waves”?
One of the simplest methods is to have them undergo a course which will help them to enhance their memory or a sensory enhancement program that will help them use the five senses that we have as input devices and thus will help them control their brain waves better.
How do we improve the senses and how do we improve Focus/ Concentration time spans?
One of the most common methods for adults and children alike is the practising the age old technique of Meditation which allows us to decrease the beta waves and increase the Alpha and Theta waves in our brain which would help us to channelize our brain waves and our pattern of thinking. Meditation or Visualisation has many benefits apart from helping us concentrate and increase our attention span, like providing calmer mind reducing Anxiety, Fear, Depression and multiple health Benefits.
It is easy to understand that having young children do meditation would be difficult task when they themselves have attention deficiency and hence it is recommended that they attend classes for Sensory development of kids which has a scientific method for making students meditate in a fun loving and enjoyable manner. They could also join Child Brain Development Activities courses which have the same principles of working in a fun environment.
Concentration/ Focus span decreases as our brain starts to wander away from the task on hand and starts to think or analyse other thought processes? We are physically present but we are mentally absent. This normally happens due to Anxiety and Stress which we are unable to manage or control which in turn gives way to multiple health problems.
Developing skills with the Child Brain Development Activities helps us to channelize our thought processes better, provides us with a more calmer approach to problems and helps us to overcome the problems and the situations in a more pragmatic manner. It helps us to decrease stress and anxiety and provides us alternate release mechanism.
We also have various Cognitive learning programs that are either game based or Classroom based which helps in developing the Concentration/Focus Span of children. These Games are based on the philosophy of observation and implementation.
The best mix for the children which combines the traditional method with the Alternate method to provide the students with the best platform for increasing their attention span and becoming more focused. These methods have shown to help children with these problems in their formative years which help them attain better results as they grow up.
One of the Pioneers in this field is BRAINY – A division of Brain Child Learning which helps in Brain Training for Children in the age group of 7 to 16 year olds. They have a methodology of Training which Involves Meditation / Digitised Music – to open new neural pathways in the brain and Neurobic Exercises which help the mind stay agile and alert. The Blended training provides all round development of the brain with multiple benefits. One of the components is the Sensory Enhancement & Memory Training course which focuses on improving the Concentration/ Focus of the child.
To know more you can refer to www.brainy.co.in for more information on their training methodology or Google the term “Brain Training Course” or “Brain Training Program” to get a list of training available for helping them develop their Concentration/Focus span in both the Traditional and alternate method. They have a healthy combination of both.