Have your child listen to a story and then tell the story back to you.
Before you start:
Find a quiet spot with no distractions. No TV, radio, pets or other children in close proximity. It doesn't take much for a child with an attention problem to become distracted, so make it as easy as possible for the child to focus. If you know the child has a specific interest, or likes a particular type of story, find a book or base your stories around that.
* Copy and cut out pictures of the characters in the story and let the child use them like puppets when telling the story.
* If your child likes to draw, have them draw pictures about what happened in the story.
This activity is easy to do and, if done consistently, serves as an effective tool to increase a child's attention span. It also provides important one-on-one time between parent and child. Give it a try!