The New Year is a great time to assess and reset. It’s time to reflect on the past 365 days, the good and the bad, and craft a few resolutions to help you move into the next year with confidence and excitement.
This year, when you sit down with your child to set a few goals for the year, think of a few achievable goals that can really help them develop. Here at BrainLeap, we have a few ideas.
“I’m going to do one random act of kindness a week.”
Encouraging children to be kind to others is a great way to set them up for a lifetime of rewarding relationships. When your child decides to perform an act of kindness every week, it teaches them the joy that comes from giving to others. These acts of kindness don’t have to be massive, simply playing with a new child at school can be an act of kindness.
“I’m going to walk around the neighborhood three times a week.”
Motivating your child to participate in some aspect of physical activity during the new year is always a great resolution.
That may be a walk around the neighborhood, or it could be to join a sports team or do online yoga classes. Whatever it may be, encourage your child to choose their activity before the new year begins. Physical activity is so important to your child’s health and wellbeing, and it also encourages greater learning and development!
“I’m going to play my Attention Arcade games for thirty minutes three times a week”
Integrating the Attention Arcade into your child’s daily routine is a great resolution that helps them learn and develop their attention skills. The Attention Arcade is designed to increase attention skills, which are foundational to working memory, inhibitory control, and cognitive flexibility.
There are so many advantages to training your child’s attention skills, as attention is at the root of life skills. When your child’s attention skills improve, their reading, math, executive function, and life outcomes also improve.
“I’m going to spend at least two hours of quality time with my siblings each week.”
Another great resolution for your child this year is to spend quality time with their siblings. While your children may not always get along, it’s important for them to spend time together to appreciate one another. Encourage your children to spend time with one another to better their relationship and themselves!
Don’t have siblings? That’s OK. Set regular play-dates with a best friend or join a social skills group to ensure that your child is learning to navigate the complexities of friendships and all different types of relationships.
At BrainLeap, we are committed to positively impacting the lives of a million children with attention challenges each year. If your child has challenges with staying on task, remembering the order of assignments, losing items of clothing, or performing morning or night time routines without reminders, they may have attention challenges.