Fun & Games: Help ADHD Children Learn From Play

Think play is just about having fun? Sure that's part of it, but attention deficit children can also learn valuable skills through play. Find expert recommended games, toys, and types of play to help ADHD children practice and develop critical attention, focus, and social skills.

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Ages 6-10: Rehearsing Lifetime Skills

It's during the elementary school years that children learn to take turns, play by the rules, handle frustration, failures and more. These skills carry over to high school and beyond so this time is especially critical for children with ADHD to not fall behind their peers in this domain because it can set the stage for failure in the future.

ADHD kids with lower frustration tolerances and who have difficulty staying on task can often find themselves excluded from team sports and cooperative board games that can help them build these critical social skills. Parents can help by taking the place of peers and engaging their children in games that will help them develop more socially acceptable behaviors.

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