How to increase Your Child’s Concentration during Reading ?

How to increase Your Child’s Concentration during Reading ?

Posted by : admin | Posted On : March 10th, 2017 | How To, Parenting

6 Tips to Help Increase Your Child’s Concentration during Reading


1. Divide the reading time into segments – Children get demotivated easily if they have to sit and do the same thing over and over again for longer periods of time. Giving those breaks after 10-15 minutes of reading helps to keep the momentum going. During breaks you can jump up and down, talk about the story, and make the conversations fun and encouraging.

2. Read to them – Divide the activity where they read for 15 minutes, take a break and we read to them for the next 15 minutes. This keeps reading fun and helps them to keep the motivation going.

3. Reducing Distractions – Child should have a comfortable and quiet place to read. Reading environment should be away from distractions like TV, toys, cell phone, computer or television.

4. Meditation – A short 5 minute meditation or mindfulness is an excellent way to help your child focus before sitting down to read.

5. Let Children Have Play and Fun – Now you must be wondering how can you play and have fun while reading? You can get creative and once reading is done , try to turn the reading experience into a fun filled activity. Like doing role-plays,drawing characters from imagination for a non-picture book, saying out the favorite lines from book together, using clay or play-dough to write character names. It is all about creativity, children love them.

6. Learn your child’s interests – Interests can change as children grow, keep eye on your child’s interests. What they like to talk about? Look at their hobbies. Whatever your child is fascinated by, get books in those areas. You can help them explore by expanding the domain, see how they react and go from there.


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19 responses to “How to increase Your Child’s Concentration during Reading ?”

  1. robin rue says:

    I am one of those people who has never enjoyed reading, so breaking it into segments is the only way I could get through a book. Love your tips :)

  2. I’ve never had issues concentrating on reading unless it was a textbook. Making reading fun for those who don’t enjoy it is always a good thing. It’s good to escape into the world of books.

    • admin says:

      Books to us also a great source of relaxation , also gaining knowledge. Though depends a lot what you are reading and what you are interested in

  3. I love the idea to take turns reading. It’s always good to divide and conquer. It’s so important that kids read!

  4. These are good tips. I know because I taught reading for many years!

  5. Amanda Love says:

    It’s also important to get a book that they’re interested in. Although if they’re reading a book that’s a school requirement, it’s definitely better to cut the reading sessions in different sections.

  6. Elizabeth O. says:

    I feel lucky that both my kids inherited my love for books. I think these tips are very helpful. It’s nice to create an environment for them where they can read in peace.

  7. I used to love reading when I was a kid as my auntie taught me and it was a fun activity that we used to do together x

  8. daniella says:

    I wish my mom had this resource when I was a kid. Instead they put me on a.d.d. meds at the time…but then I stopped taking them they made me feel funny. Drugs are not the answer for kids! never!

  9. Jeanine says:

    These are some really great tips. We are working on reading with some of our kids and I think these tips will come in handy!

  10. Tereza says:

    These are fab tips and not just for kids – I suffer from a terribly short attention span, it’s getting seriously ridiculous! Gotta try some of these x

  11. I really like the idea of bring the book world into your real life. Creating games or fun play around the story can increase learning comprehension.

  12. Brittany says:

    My 4 year old truly struggles to listen while we read. I love all of these tips and really think they’ll help him out! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Kori says:

    We try to pick a variety of books in terms of interest, length, etc. I let my 3 year old pick most of them though when it comes to story time.

  14. Heather says:

    Learning your child’s interests is so important. My eight year old daughter will read all day if it’s something she wants to read. Otherwise, it’s a struggle.

  15. lyd says:

    I am a nanny so these were great tips. I love reading to the kids!

  16. I know that incorporating drawing pictures with what they’ve read helps to break up long stretches of reading time. This is what I do with my nephew sometimes.

  17. Vera says:

    These are really good tips. Im lucky to have children that love to read! I am still learning what books interest them, but they usually get books from the mobile library that they like and bring them home to read to me. I am one lucky mama!

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