Tag Archive for: Attention Challenges

Improving attention skills

Is it easier to get children to practice their times tables or get better at playing a video game? Silly question, right? But why do kids like playing video games? They are designed to allow players to gain mastery through practice in a fun environment. When you practice times tables, it feels bad to get them wrong. In a game, you are just playing… even when building skills.

If you are trying to understand the challenges around attention, you will likely come across three words regularly: attention, focus, and gaze. What are the differences between them? How are they the same?

Occupational Therapist with Patient

We know that parents sometimes need ideas to help with attention skills in the moment. So, we reached out to the occupational therapist (OT) community to get some ideas.