Learn about the game of silence to improve concentration

We all know that children, especially at an early age, tend to be very restless and nervous . This affects their attention span and concentration, often losing patience when carrying out any task that requires these abilities.

Learning to relax is essential for the child’s brain to be 100%, and that is why we want to explain today, a simple game created from the Montessori methodology to achieve it.


The game of silence to improve concentration

To play this game, nothing special is needed, since you just have to have a bell or any other sound object that indicates to the little ones the beginning and the end of the activity. This activity can be carried out from 3 years old, since before it is very difficult for the child to hold still for a long time.

Here are the steps:

  1. To begin we must tell the little ones to make a circle on the floor of the classroom or any space enabled for it.
  2. We explain what the “Game of silence” consists of and how we should do it. We must make the children imagine that they are stones or any other inert object that we can think of. They will not be able to move or talk to other colleagues, only listen. We can put background music of an ambient type , for example, to achieve a more conducive climate.
  3. Once explained, we will ask them to close their eyes little by little , listening to the music in the background.
  4. To begin, the children should remain still for about 20 or 30 seconds , going little by little to more progressively in the successive days in which the activity is carried out.
  5. Once the established time has passed, we will play the instrument we had to mark the beginning and end of the activity , asking the children to open their eyes again little by little to ask what they heard in the background.


Benefits of this activity for children

This type of play helps children in many internal ways, such as:

  1. Improve attention and concentration .
  2. Improve children’s patience when doing any activity.
  3. Exercise your capacity for self-control .
  4. Improve your state of relaxation , making your brain work much better and learn faster.
  5. Improve children’s hearing , while working their attention when we ask them to recognize sounds.
  6. Encourage camaraderie and teamwork .

excellent exercise I practice it a lot with my students in soccer

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