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Happy reading with the kids every day! http://www.4writer~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author http://www.writersandreaders.com 

Dayne Sislen Children's Book Illustration

Kids today are bombarded with video games as well as fast action cartoons and movies. Picture book publishers are requesting shorter and shorter picture books for young children. No wonder our children have problems keeping their minds focused on one thing for very long.

What can you do to help your kids have a longer attention span? My advice is not some new technical invention or app for your phone or tablet, but something easy and inexpensive that you can do in your own home.


You can extend your children’s attention span by reading to them.

What better way to show them you love them and help them at the same time. Kids love getting attention from their parents and grandparents. This one-on-one time without any distractions from phones or TV is important. Children can later illustrate the stories you read together so you have a visual reminder of the time you have…

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Comments on: "How to extend the attention span of your children." (18)

  1. Very Nice article….
    Wanna to share it😊


  2. Thank you Bette for reblogging my post. Hope your readers enjoyed it.


  3. Thanks for this wonderful share, Bette. Love and hugs. ❤️❤️❤️


  4. Thanks for stopping by for a visit, Janice. Happy reading and writing! 🙂 xo


  5. Wonderful post, Bette, and so true! Reading is good for one’s health and promotes creativity in children. Thanks for sharing. ❤️


  6. Great advice, Bette. Thanks for sharing with us! 💕


  7. This is great advice. And I think I need to implement reading night for adults, too! I don’t take time to read nearly enough! I’m sure it would help me slow down and focus – just like the kids!


  8. Thanks for sharing, Bette. Wonderful advice. 🙂


  9. peggyhattendorfcom said:

    Excellent advice, Bette.


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