Your child could spend all day in front of their favorite video game but when it’s time to sit down and do homework, that ability to sit still and pay attention disappears. You may not be able to magically improve their focus before the school year is over, but you can use this summer to keep your child’s brain active and help them build the skills to learn more efficiently.
Wait! How is that going to work? That sounds boring! No way is that going to fly!
Trust us. It will work. And it will probably strengthen your relationship with your child, too.
Some of the most important skills 21st-century kids learn are the ones that help them learn how to learn — the creativity and social skills that allow them to think outside of the box, ask questions, and connect with other kids. And there are ways to use those video games and apps that manage to hold your child’s attention for so long to reach them and teach them these skills. You can even use technology to make fitness fun, which is good for the brain and the body!
Learn more about how to harness the power of your child’s favorite technologies to encourage physical, social, and creative play this summer by joining our founder and president, Randy Kulman, PhD, in a webinar hosted by ADDitude, “Summer Screen Limits and Learning: Using Apps and Games to Build Social Skills, Creativity, and Fitness.” Dr. Kulman will be sharing his expertise and answering viewer-submitted questions live on Tuesday, June 6 from 1-2 p.m. EST. But if you can’t make it, don’t worry — the presentation will remain free and available to registrants until December 6, 2017. You can even submit a question ahead of time! So head on over to ADDitude and sign up!
The is the very science and philosophy behind LearningWorks for Kids. You can learn more about it, and find practical strategies for making the most of your child’s digital playtime, in Dr. Kulman’s book, Playing Smarter in a Digital World.