Increasing Attention Spans and Patience using games!

Of course, parenting a child that struggles to maintain attention, control their impulses, or waiting their turn in activities can be very difficult! The use of games is a great way to help your child to learn patience and increase their ability to focus! Here are some great games:

Totika (Jenga) – Children learn that keeping the game going and building the tower includes having patience and calmness.

Trouble – Kids like the “pop” and learn to wait the turn.

The Impulse Control Game – A great therapeutic game to both teach AND practice skills.

FOCUS! – Another game with practical application.

“Freeze!” – Classic tag game (increase the amount of time kids are expected to freeze over time).

Puzzles – Involves memory and sustained attention (increase difficulty over time).