Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within days > 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: Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within daysHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle From doing drugs in Khayelitsha to a mobile counselling practice Medical Why are women getting more kidney stones than men? Parenting Different ways of keeping in touch with your kids at college Diet and nutrition The right way to track your weight loss News SEE: Why you are drinking more alcohol than you realise News Alcohol isn't just hurting your pocket - see what it's doing to your body From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Fact or myth? » Clearing up the confusion around coconut oil Coconut – the 'fruit of life' Can coconut oil really help you lose weight? Experts dish on the high-cal weight-loss tactic. Sobering perks! » 5 tips to avoiding a hangover Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Is giving up booze for a month actually worth it? Many people commit to "Dry January" – but does it do your body any good?