Includes a four-colour test section
Today’s children and young adults have become accustomed to a constant stream of new stimuli and quick thrills, as well as instant gratification. It is often hard for them to work on a given task for any length of time, to remain focused during lessons, to get their homework done on time. But it is impossible to study without being able to concentrate.
To begin with, Petra Thorbrietz outlines what concentration involves in terms of neurobiology and psychology. She then goes on to demonstrate how a child’s concentration can be improved – starting with creating the right learning environment, ensuring they have sufficient physical activity, and including a few brain-teasers. A test-section graduated according to age will identify each child strengths and weaknesses. Finally, a series of suggestions and exercises allow you to turn these findings into a concrete plan of action.