It is 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 focus on an activity. If you miss this period 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 is the purpose of this whole schedule for a small child. 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 child’s concentration level rises because the child has one thing to do at 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 Confidence because he knows what he has to do next after the child finishes the activity. He will know what is waiting for him after nap time. There is time to wake up, meals, activity time, nap time, outdoor playtime, winding uptime. 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 been 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 uptime. 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 place to which it belongs. 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 wind 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 simple, if your child is not at all concentrating. Remove all the objects of destruction. I do not suggest working for long.
What you have to do is take your time to make a schedule for your child. Toddlers Town suggests a schedule below as a guide. You can change it as you wish.
The Child wakes up,
- 7.30 am – Brush and get dressed
- 8.00 am – Breakfast and cleanup
- 8.30 am – Storytime 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 nap-time
- 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. – Bedtime 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.