Increasing your child’s attention span will help him become more available for learning.
toys in consistent locations, and prompt your child to help with clean up.
toys by category (balls with balls, dolls with dolls, blocks with blocks).
distractions and eliminate changes.
your child’s hand to prompt attention.
pointing to increase your child’s attention.
coach your child through tasks.
and maintain consistent routines.
Play games, sing sounds, and read books with
appropriate task completion with a beginning, middle and end.
hide-and-seek with favorite objects (allow observation of you hiding objects in
a few places then do not allow observation of hiding).
“absurdities” (e.g. hold a phone to your ear, but then push it along the floor
like a car, make it “fly” like a plane, put it on your foot like a shoe, etc.
length of tasks (e.g., “Get your coat”; “get my coat and your coat”).
auditory/visual memory games (e.g., use speech sounds and gestures at your
child’s level to play a developmentally appropriate version of “Simon Says”).