Focus is probably the single most important life skill your child will ever learn. It is the foundation of many other life skills such as discipline, control and balance.
Focus plays a key role in your child’s learning experience. It will increase their attention span so they may learn, understand and retain information better. Focus enables your child to be a better learner.
You become smart by being a good learner and the key to being a good learner is optimal focus. Studies have proven that children with great focus do better in school.
At home, focus will help your child be a better listener and do things faster when asked. Focus will help your child to stay on the path of achieving their goals, thus increasing their confidence in the process.
Always encourage your child to make good eye contact when speaking and being spoken to. Not only does it build their focus, it shows respect and good manners.
The four elements of optimal focus are, “Eyes, Ears, Mind and Body”. By definition that means, “Look with your eyes, listen with your ears, think with your mind and do the right thing with your body.” Any act or action involves these four elements. For example, when you ride a bike, you have to look where you are going, listen for traffic noise, think about balancing, steering and pedaling, and make sure your body executes those tasks optimally.
At Zai Martial Arts Academy’s life skills curriculum, focus is considered the single most important life skill because it is the foundation of other life skills such as balance, discipline and control.
The foundation of focus, first and foremost, begins with good eye contact. Studies have proven that if you look with your eyes, you will hear better, understand better and retain information longer.
Practice these four basic focus techniques with your child regularly.
- Focus with my eyes. this means whenever someone is talking to you look at them.
- Focus with my ears. this means lessen to what they are saying
- Focus with my mind. this means thank about what they ares saying to you.
- Focus with my body. this means stay still when someone is talking to you