Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Strong bond with parents leads to healthy children > Health-in-Motion 04 July 2016 Develop a good attention span If you want your child to develop a good attention span, it pays no to be distracted – for instance by your cellphone – while you’re playing with them. A new study shows that an infant’s ability to pay attention is negatively affected if they play with adult caregivers whose eyes constantly wander instead of being focused on the object of play. Learning to sustain attention is important for small children and is linked to future success in areas such as language acquisition and problem-solving. 0 More in Newsletters Work-family balance More: Daily Dose: Strong bond with parents leads to healthy children Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Sex What switches our sex drive on and off? Medical How older people can prevent harmful drug interactions Lifestyle Healthy diet protects teens against later weight gain Parenting Childhood gardening may encourage fruit and veg consumption Fitness Working out in the concrete jungle Lifestyle How long has your doctor been on duty? From our sponsors How to still have a good life with diabetes Eye-Q: R50 off! Lose weight Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Live healthier Love coffee? Your heart may too » What to eat for white teeth Bad foods for teeth-whitening Do any of these drinks cause your teeth to hurt? Savour your coffee – with a bright smile Here's how to stop coffee from staining your teeth while enjoying all its health benefits. Get your groove back! » Get your move on! Morning run? 5 exercises to start your summer fitness regime 6 easy ways to make your workout fun again Some inspiration to make sure your workout routine don't become tedious.