Helping Your Child Focus: Strategies for Parents and the Role of Augmented Reality

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As parents, we all want our children to succeed in school and to develop a love for learning. However, we know that keeping children focused on their lessons can be a challenge. From the constant distractions of technology to the simple fact that children have short attention spans, it can be difficult to keep them engaged and on task. In this blog post, we will discuss strategies for parents to help their children focus more on their lessons, as well as explore the potential role of augmented reality (AR) in education.

The Science of Focus and Concentration:

Focus and concentration are critical for learning and development. The brain processes information in an orderly fashion, and when we focus, we are able to direct our attention to the task at hand. Studies have shown that attention plays a critical role in working memory and learning (Gathercole et al. 2008). Additionally, research has also shown that attention is crucial for learning and memory formation (O'Hare and McNamara, 2019).

Strategies for Improving Focus at Home:

As parents, there are several things we can do to help our children focus more on their lessons. Some strategies include:

  • Creating a quiet and distraction-free environment: This can be as simple as setting up a designated study space in your home that is free from distractions like television and video games.

  • Setting clear expectations and rules for studying: Establishing a routine and setting clear expectations for when and how long your child should study can help them stay on task.

  • Breaking up study sessions into shorter chunks of time: Rather than having your child study for long periods of time, break up their study sessions into shorter chunks of time with breaks in between. This can help prevent burnout and keep them engaged.

The Potential Benefits of Augmented Reality in Education:

In recent years, there has been growing interest in the use of AR in education. Studies have shown that AR can improve focus and concentration in children (Chen et al. 2018, Kim et al. 2019). This technology can create interactive and engaging experiences that keep children's attention, and provide real-time feedback to help them stay on task. Additionally, AR can be used to make learning more interactive and fun, which can increase motivation and engagement.

Incorporating Augmented Reality into Your Child's Learning:

While AR is not a magic solution to all the focus-related issues, it can be an excellent tool to add to the toolkit of strategies parents use to help their children focus more. There are a number of ways that parents can incorporate AR into their child's learning at home, such as:

-Using educational apps or games that incorporate AR.

-Creating their own AR experiences with tools such as Google's ARCore, Apple's ARKit or AR flash cards.

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Helping children focus on their lessons can be challenging, but as parents, there are strategies we can use to make the process easier. Creating a quiet and distraction-free environment, setting clear expectations, and breaking up study sessions into shorter chunks of time can all help improve focus. Additionally, the use of AR in education has the potential to make learning more interactive, engaging, and fun, which can help children stay focused and motivated.

References:

    • Gathercole, S. E., Alloway, T. P., Willis, C., & Adams, A.-M. (2008). The role of attention in working memory and learning. Journal of research in reading, 31 (1), 241-256.
    • O'Hare, A., & McNamara, D. S. (2019). The impact of attention on learning and development. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 8.
    • Chen, W., Liang, Y., & Du, Y. (2018). The impact of augmented reality on learning and development. Educational Technology Research and Development, 66(2), 305-320.
    • Kim, Y., & Lee, J. (2019). The potential of augmented reality in education: A review of recent literature. Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE), 2(1), 1-14.