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Exercises to help focus children with inattention.
Valid, proven attention exercises for children with writing problems, reading problems and/or arithmetic problems
provided with exercises to focus their attention. It is particularly effective if one explains clearly to the children the reasons for their occasional tendency to lose their attention while writing, reading or doing arithmetic.
The following specific exercises can be done during training or at home:
• Exercises with the hands – Sitting quietly in a chair, eyes closed, the child brings both hands together in front of his body, or clasped them firmly behind his back, presses them together and then lets go.
• Music and art – Spatial images are created using line, color and form, or mandalas are painted, according to the rhythm of the music.
• Muscle tension and relaxation exercises - Different muscle groups are tightened and relaxed, during which time different concepts such as "I pick up an object“ or "I crack a nut,“
etc., can be acted out.
• Breathing exercises – While seated, inhaling and exhaling deeply, with eyes closed or with a seesaw motion; or inhaling, holding the breath for a count of three and then exhaling.
• Movement exercises – Standing up, the child stretches to make himself very tall, pauses, and then makes himself very small again, walks in place, or simply allows his arms to dangle while he stands quietly.
• Rhythmic speech – Recite short rhythmic phrases such as "It rained all day today, it rained
all day today," or short rhythmic poems.
• Silent exercises – Sitting comfortably, eyes closed, counting from 1 to 20, or reciting the alphabet, without a sound.
• Color circle - Sitting comfortably, eyes closed, visualizing a circle in a favorite color which becomes bigger and bigger, then smaller again.
• Coordination exercises – Touching the sole of the right foot with the left hand behind the back, and then
the left foot with the right hand