It is very important to help your child to build up his Concentration Power from the Toddler age. Concentration means giving time to one thing at a time. Focusing on one activity. If you miss this age, you are just wasting your child’s best time of development.
The schedule is a must for your Toddler
If you have a toddler at home, it is a must to have a schedule for your child. You must be wondering what the purpose of this whole schedule for a small child is. Make no mistakes that it is very important. If there is no proper schedule your child is likely to be messy. The toddler who does not have a proper routine also will be lacking in concentrating in one work.
Routine and Concentration
When the child has a daily routine his concentration level rises. This is because he has one thing to do on a set time. After he finishes one activity, then he knows he can do the other activity when the time comes. The child will not have to rush, or his mind will not run everywhere. By having a routine, the child builds up his Confident because he knows what he must do next after he finish the activity. He will know what is waiting for him after the nap time. There is time to wake up, meals, activity time, nap time, outdoor play time, winding up time. Having a routine is the first solution if your child’s routine is messed up. You do not have to allocate too much time for one activity because we know that they cannot sit in one place for long unless he chooses to.
When your child has a routine, his surrounding is also clean and calm. Everything will be organized. The environment plays a very big role in the development of his concentration. When the place is messy and the toys are around the house and haven’t arranged, it is a definite reason that a child cannot concentrate.
When you have a routine at the end of the day there will be a winding up time. And his belongings are kept in the proper place. When the child wakes up the next morning, he sees a very neat environment and he realizes that everything has its own place which it belongs to. When he sees it his mind is clear and it is very easy for him to focus on what he is doing. There is nothing for him to be distracted. If the toddler refuses to be winding up, he gradually will learn to keep things in the correct place.
Always encourage your child to finish what he started. It will be difficult at the beginning, but gradually lead him to complete the work. Make the activities more attractive and simpler if your child is not at all concentrating. Remove all the objects of destruction. I do not suggest working for long.
What you must do is take your time to make a time schedule for your child. Toddlers Town suggests a schedule below as a guide. You can change it as you wish.
Child wakes up,
- 7.30 am – Brush and get dressed
- 8.00 am – Breakfast and cleanup
- 8.30 am – Story time and indoor Montessori Activities
- 10.30 am – Drink Milk or a small snack
- 11.00 am – Art and Craft Activities and Music or Exercises/Pool time (make it interesting)
- 1.00 pm. – Lunch and cleaning time
- 1.30 pm. – Afternoon naptime
- 3.30 pm. – Evening Snacks or Milk
- 4.00 pm. – Outdoor Play
- 5.30 pm. – Wash and get dressed
- 6.00 pm – Story or a simple activity he chooses, or you can prepare
- 7.00 pm. – Dinner and cleanup
- 7.30 pm. – Brush teeth and a Wash if needed.
- 8.00 pm. – Bed time Story
- 8.40 pm. – Lullaby and sleep
Toddlers Town hopes that this was helpful but remember you don’t have to work exactly at the time. But have a schedule one what comes next. It is stress free for you and the child grows up methodically and not with a messy mind.