Ever start working with your sweetheart on his or her work and they do great for awhile, but then their attention seems to start drifting?
What to do? What to do? There is a simple drill that you can do with them to refocus their attention.
Sit across from your child and explain to them that you are going to pay a fun game. It is a simple, creative game. Ready?
Mom or dad, please say a word or short phase to your child. Now, your child needs to repeat it back to you, exactly. Good, done. Next, your child needs to say a word or short phrase to you. You need to repeat that phrase ,exactly. Good. Now, mom or dad again, say a short sentence to your child. Have them repeat it, exactly. Keep doing this, taking turns.
Watch your child's face! Soon they will brighten up, smile, become happier and you can tell by their responses that they are fully paying attention. At a really good point, ask them about the game, did they like it? Let them tell you how they felt about it. After they get to talk to you, let them know how great they did. Now, they can return to study, centered and focused.
Give it a try! Have some fun!