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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.

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