Time Grade R

Message 20

Refocusing your child’s attention

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Our homes are busy places. If you notice your child losing focus during a drawing or writing task you could encourage them by looking at what they have done and saying “I like what you are doing! What do you think you will do over here?” and point to the next thing they need to do. If your child loses focus during the story or the listening task you could:

  • gently repeat what you have just said.
  • remind them that there will only be a few questions and then they will be finished.
  • tell them they are working well even though it is sometimes hard to focus.