What is the average attention spann for a very active 3 yr old child? My daughter's daycare center says that she has a hard time with circle time. This is a time when they read a book, dicuss and sing songs. How long is the attention spann on a very active 3 yr old, in this situation and others? Please be as detailed as possible. Thank you for your response. If possible please leave references and books that I can research this. Again, Thank you.
As with many aspects of child development, attention span among three-year-olds can vary quite a bit. It is certainly true that most three-year-olds are active, somewhat impulsive, with limited capacity for attending over any prolonged period.
So-called circle time, a common experience in daycare and pre-school settings, does require an amount of attention that can be a challenge to many of the youngsters. In addition, the children are often in close physical proximity to one another, and this can present its own set of problems.
However, under conditions of high motivation, three-year-olds can pay attention and participate. Stories and singing are highly reinforcing activities for most three-year-olds, and this results in most of them being able to attend well during such times.
A couple of things to inquire of the teacher are the specific types of problems your daughter is displaying (e.g., is she disruptive, antagonistic, hyperactive, simple inattentive), and what does the teacher think might help your daughter.
Copyright 1994-2016MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.