One of the great joys I have is talking with parents whose children are using the Attention Arcade.
Recently, I spoke with JoAnn, whose son has been using the Attention Arcade very diligently (20+ minutes nearly everyday) for four weeks.
JoAnn was happy to report that since training on the Attention Arcade, her son did all of his Saturday chores without any reminders for the last three weeks. Typically, it takes a lot of reminders to keep him on task so that he completes his chores.
When we think about attention skills, we often think about classroom learning.
Classroom success is often based on being able to focus on the teacher, staying on task when doing math, and being able to read for long periods of time. It is easy to forget that attention plays an important role in other areas of life.
Attention is foundational to executive function skills, including working memory. Working memory involves holding information in our minds so we can mentally work with it. It is important to anything that unfolds over time. That is why it’s important for creating a plan and following through with it.
Working memory also plays a role in meeting goals.
We need to keep our goals in mind to be able to work towards them. For example, JoAnn’s son’s goal could be to finish his chores because he wants to keep his mom happy (always a worthy goal 🙂
While classroom outcomes are often the reason parents choose to get the Attention Arcade, the training can positively affect children’s home routines. Cheers to improved bedtime routines and math outcomes all rolled into one.