Time management and organizational skills are difficult for a child who has ADHD. They just remain steadfast in having difficulties with focus. Many ADHD children will have the surprising focus, otherwise known as addiction, to video games though. With that being said that activity is not helping their ADHD in any way. If you have a child who is showing signs of video game addiction, you want to find other routes to get your ADHD child focused. Read on for some activities beyond video games for ADHD children:
Swimming is a great way for your ADHD to feel relaxed. If old enough, you can try to get your ADHD child into a swim team. This will help wear off their energy and give them something healthier to focus on.
Since hiking requires little to no focus, your ADHD child will excel when you take them out on a nature trail to do some hiking. You will definitely want to set limits as to how far ahead your child can get and let them run off that energy while exploring.
Music is an awesome way to get your child involved in a group activity. Your ADHD child will also pick up a skill of playing a musical instrument. Once they are old enough, they can also join the marching band. This works both sides of their brain and allows your child to learn how to be a part of a team.
Select games that require shorter attention spans with quick rewards, such as Bingo. This helps your ADHD focus on something beyond video games while using their mind and helps them to feel proud of their accomplishments.
This will let your child let their imagination run wild. Using stuffed animals is a great way to introduce this to them. Since ADHD children have difficulties expressing their emotions and work on impulse, this is a great way for them to work out their thoughts.
Your child can run off that excess energy, setup an obstacle course in the backyard and use a timer. Have your child run and continue to try to beat their last timed run; it’s a great way to encourage exercise while having fun.
Believe it or not this is a fantastic way for ADHD children to learn self-control and discipline. While it can be an expensive activity for your child, it’s well worth the investment with all that your ADHD child will learn from this activity.
ADHD children will flock to whatever holds their interest. The key is to start introducing your child to activities beyond what’s immediately in front of their face, such as video games. While it may be easy to let your child get enthralled in video games for the sake of your own sanity, this is not always best. If you really want to help your ADHD start to learn focus, self-control and discipline then you should start introducing some of these activities beyond video games for your ADHD child.