Child development experts say you can expect your little one to concentrate for about 2-5 minutes times their age. That means a 3-year-old might be able to concentrate on a task for 6 to 15 minutes while a 4-year-old might last 8 to 20 minutes.
And you know what, puzzles are such perfect tools to build those concentration muscles in kids.
Paying attention includes possessing the ability to focus on one thing for a sustained period of time. Working on a puzzle until completion does give kids the chance to work on one task, uninterrupted.
It’s inevitable sometimes that kids need some support to be able to solve a puzzle. If that sounds like your little one:
- You can start by assembling the puzzle with them or offering some verbal guidance.
- Then, as your kid builds their skills, try to gradually decrease your intervention.
- Eventually, you should be able to sit nearby and just watch as they concentrate without your assistance.