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Meditation is good for us!
According to today BBC news, meditation is good for us! Well, its something I have known for years and even though I was laughed at at school, have been meditating since the age of 12. I had the idea to set up Relax Kids 10 years ago....
Relax Into Homework
Here are some tips to ensure that your child relaxes at homework time...
Relaxing at Home
Here are some suggestions to help you integrate relaxation into your daily routine. A relaxed home is a happy home! Waking up - Encourage children to lie in bed for 3 mins before getting up while they listen to their Relax Kids CD (Quiet Spaces CD is...
Why does your mind wander?
Does your mind wander? With the onset of this age of information and technology, it seems our concentration levels are dwindling! A recent study at Harvard University has shown that most people spend 46.9% of their waking hours in a state of distraction. The study found that...
Lack of concentration can be caused by lack of sleep, poor diet, tiredness, boredom, anxiety. Children with ADHD and hyperactivity often have the inability to concentrate.
Good concentration is key to learning. Successful people in all fields have the ability to concentrate and focus on what they are passionate about. All great sportsmen, artists, writers or craftsmen are able to create great works when they concentrate fully. When children are engrossed in play, computer games or even the TV, are concentrating on something they enjoy doing,. However getting them to have the same level of concentration on something they do not immediately enjoy is more difficult. Teaching children concentration skills will bring benefit to their school work and also in later life.
Loss of concentration can be recognized by:
not being able to focus on the task • looking away from their work or gazing into the distance • closing their eyes • day dreaming • talking • giggling • falling asleep
A child's concentration can be developed by puzzles and brain teasers, memory games, as well as relaxation and positive imagery.
Combining simple relaxation techniques such as deep breathing with positive visual imagery helps the brain to improve or learn new skills. Research shows that if a person mentally practices their golf swing, the brain actually records the imaginary trials the same as if they were real trials which leads to improvement on the golf course. Children can “imagine” that they’re paying attention in class or working hard at their exam, and this can in turn change their behavior at school.
Relax Kids have created a range of CDs to help children develop their concentration through relaxation.