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Improving Concentration and Focus in Kids

Improve Concentration and Focus in Children

In today’s fast-paced and information-rich world, maintaining concentration and focus can be a challenge for both children and adults. With an abundance of distractions and stimuli vying for their attention, children often struggle to stay focused on the task at hand. Recognizing the significance of developing strong concentration skills in children, ThinkersBox provides the right solutions that yield long-lasting results.

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  1. Personal interests and motivation
  2. Skills and abilities
  3. Environment
  4. Commitment and consistency
  5. Physical and mental well-being
  1. Setting aside dedicated practice time
  2. Encouraging single tasking
  3. Creating a distraction-free environment
  4. Incorporating planned breaks
  5. Teaching deep breathing exercises
  6. Breaking down complex tasks
  7. Cultivating mindfulness
  8. Considering lifestyle factors
  9. Engaging Games and Activities

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Brain Booster Training Programmes Scientifically Proven for Accelerated Learning

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A child’s mental growth and development is important, and starts even before they let out their first cry.

As parents, we only want the best for our children, and sometimes can find ourselves having difficulties with our child’s growth and development. After all, it’s one of the toughest yet most rewarding jobs in the world!

Here are some common learning challenges your child may face when learning:

  • An inability to focus and pay attention
  • Prone to making unnecessary mistakes
  • Always struggling with memory retention
  • Having difficulty arranging or sequencing their thoughts
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These challenges hinder aspects of your child’s growth and development, such as their literacy skills, number sense, and ability to focus for extended periods of time. They can and will eventually affect other parts of your child’s life as well, like their social skills and even their self-confidence.

Most of you may be wondering if it is too late to start now?

No. It is not too late to start.

Brain Training Programmes, such as those offered by ThinkersBox for children from 5 to 12 years old have a whole range of benefits, including improving and helping with those challenges your child may face, as seen earlier on.

The brain training programmes from ThinkersBox offer these benefits for your child:

  • Increased confidence and ability for independent learning
  • Improved levels of comprehension
  • Faster learning speed and task completion
  • Stronger problem-solving and visualisation skills
  • Enhanced logical processes
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We understand that parents can find it difficult when their child struggles with learning challenges or difficulties.

This is why you should entrust this challenge to ThinkersBox. Based on more than 70 years of scientific research and application, our proprietary brain training programmes cater to each child’s unique learning abilities and speed. We believe that every child is different, and our goal is to help them maximise their performance and achieve their fullest potential.

Cognitive Development Training Programme

The ThinkersBox team of trained brain coaches believe in taking full advantage of a child’s potential.

For our Cognitive Development Training Programme, an initial brain profiling evaluation is offered before enrolment, to test for various cognitive skills, such as determining how your child:

  • Is able to focus and pay attention
  • Can process and grasp new concepts
  • Best understands information
  • Problem-solves and remembers information
  • Receives and takes in visual information

Online Brain Booster Training Programme

Our Online Brain Booster Training Programme has our educators, giving immediate feedback and responses to your child, alongside close supervision to help them think through the challenges curated for them.

Attention Boosting Classes

Additionally, if you’re looking for a course for your child’s development during their school holidays, ThinkersBox has Attention Boosting Classes that are intensive, highly targeted and stimulating training sessions usually conducted during the school holiday periods, and can last from 3 days to 3 weeks long.

The current classes we offer are:

  • Intensive Attention Booster Class (5-12 years old)
  • Fast Thinking Booster Class (5-12 years old)
  • Visual Thinking Booster Class (5-12 years old)
  • PSLE – Boost My Brain Performance Intensive Class (11-12 years old)
  • Brain Boost Play Camp (5-8 years old)

All programmes are carefully organised according to each child’s age and key learning needs.

Here is a quick overview of what ThinkersBox’s brain training programmes focus on by age group:

Kindergarten 1 to 2
(5 to 6 years old)
Children in this age group are naturally curious and physically active. This means they are more vocal in asking questions and moving around to understand the world around them.

Brain training integrates the use of kinesthetic, visual, and auditory senses that strengthen cognitive skills. Our key focus is to build a strong learning foundation for our young learners to have a smooth transition for Primary school.
Primary 1 to 2
(7 to 8 years old)
Brain training for children in this group focuses primarily on effective cognitive development, training memory retention, focus, auditory, visual alertness, speed, agility to adapt, resilience to setbacks, time management abilities and hand-eye coordination.

For these students, training is centred on strengthening cognitive abilities and improving mental stamina to prepare your child for more challenging subjects in the future.
Primary 3 to 6
(9 to 12 years old)
Children at this stage are primarily preparing for examinations and tests, which is why training them to be exam ready and brain smart is a top priority.

Tailored personalised brain training identifies strengths and weaknesses for sharpening key learning skills for better performance (within and beyond the classroom).

Lessons are catered to train for more effective thinking processes, hone higher order processing skills and build stronger mental resilience to take on challenges at higher levels of learning ahead.
Booster Programmes
(Varying Ages)
Ranging from a span of 3 days to 3 weeks; the Attention Booster Brain Training Programmes, like holiday camps, are lessons that are intensive and targeted towards getting your child ready for a specific brain training goal.

Which programme is good for my child?

  • Brain Boost Play Camp (5-8 years old)
  • Fast Thinking Booster Class (5-12 years old)
  • Visual Thinking Booster Class (5-12 years old)
  • PSLE Boost My Brain Performance Intensive Class (11-12 years old)

Interested in any of the programmes but still unsure?

Here’s our 3 signature programmes compared side by side: Cognitive Development Training Programme, Online Brain Booster Training Programme, and our Attention Boosting Classes:

Venue In-Person Online (Zoom) Varies
Once A Week
3 Days - 3 Weeks
Duration 1.5 hrs 45mins Varies
Teacher: Student Ratio 1 teacher: Up to 6 students (K1 - P6) 1 teacher:
Up to 2 (K1 - P2)
1 teacher:
Up to 3 (P3 - P6)
1 teacher: Up to 6 students (K1 - P6)
Who is it for? Kids 5 - 12 years old Kids 5 - 12 years old Kids 5 - 12 years old

(Can have smaller age range depending on programme e.g. 5-8)
Key Benefits Engagement Mode for All Learner Types Activities that will support ALL learner types – Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic (VAK Learning Model). Gamification to Boost Learning Interest and Confidence Have fun while working hard for higher interest and confidence for learning within and beyond the classroom. Will work on various attentional skills such as:
  • Divided Attention
  • Selective Attention
  • Visual Attention
  • Visual Sequence
  • Auditory Attention
  • Auditory Sequence
Pre & Post Cognitive Abilities Profile Immediate Feedback to Support Learner’s Progression Intensive, Targeted and Stimulating Training
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Overall Benefits
  • Small Class Size for Optimal Engagement
  • Improves Focus and Mental Stamina
  • Expanded Memory Capacity for Learning
  • Expands Memory for Retention of Learning
  • Sharpened Visual Processing Abilities
  • Boosts Processing Speed for More Efficient Learning
  • Increases Confidence and Motivation for Self-Learning

We have a long and verified track record since being established in 2006, and here are some parent and child testimonials of our students’ growth and transformation at ThinkersBox over the years.

ThinkersBox aims to maximise potential by building strong mental abilities for your children. Our curated curriculum helps shape learning experiences as well as develop brains for success beyond academics.

With our targeted brain booster training programmes, your child’s accelerated learning and enhanced performance is possible. This educational journey transforms your child into a better engaged and confident student, fully capable of handling whatever challenges life or classrooms may throw at them.

Register your child for a Brain Booster Class with ThinkersBox today!

A Child’s Development Begins with Brain Training

Dear Parents, did you know that a human’s cognitive abilities develop from the ages of 2 to 7 years old? This age is the best age to maximise your child’s mind through brain training.

Brain Training is a series of activities and exercises designed to boost neuronal connections and stimulate mental activity. There is increasing evidence that brain training and enrichment classes can be useful to both children and toddlers.

The brain is split into two hemispheres; the left and the right hemisphere. By training both sides of a child’s brain, they will grow into an individual who excels in both logical and creative thinking abilities.

The Digital Brain: The Memory Archive

The digital brain is a metaphor for a system for archiving, note-taking, and brainstorming, the left part of the brain hemisphere is associated with memory, speech and language and analytical abilities. Left-brained kids are very strong in verbal communication, calculations, and coding.

Brain training is being used by parents of young toddlers to enhance their cognitive development, both for improving their language skills as well as fostering better memory capabilities.

Memory Training for Kids

Memory training exercises that help in recollection train your left brain. As memory is used for storing and retrieving information, it is crucial to any student’s learning journey. This is especially important in Singapore schools where memorization techniques will help in learning some of the education and curriculum.

These memory techniques are commonly used by teachers or parents, such examples include elaboration, mnemonics, organization, mental imagery, and rehearsal.

Speech And Language: Communication for Children

Speech and language not only help with reading, writing and comprehension in school, but it helps with understanding others too. To develop communication skills in children, speech and language skills are important, this enables them to express themselves fluently and concisely.

Some speech and language techniques to encourage communication include reading to your child, speaking slowly and clearly and even singing nursery rhymes together with younger kids.

Analytical Abilities for Decision Making

Analytical abilities allow a child to make logical decisions with a thorough thinking process. It is important to nurture analytical abilities to bring out critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making abilities in kids.

Try asking your child questions, allowing them time to deliberate on their answers. By asking some follow up questions, kids will eventually develop useful critical thinking skills – these are some techniques you can use to train analytical abilities in your children.

The Analogue Brain: The Visual Brain

The analogue brain is involved with spatial awareness and movement, the right part of the brain hemisphere is associated with being very visual, its strengths are attention, creativity, and intuition. Right-brained kids are very strong in arts, music and are more sociable in a group setting.

Right brain training includes techniques that improve visual and listening abilities, speed and other skills that come from learning visually.

Focus To Improve Attention

Children who find it difficult to focus might seem disinterested or might be distracted easily while doing tasks such as homework. Improving a child’s focus will have significant benefits such as paying more attention to their surroundings, obeying instructions, and actively listening in conversations. The role of self-control in children to not react on impulse is one of the most beneficial reasons for training their focus.

To improve focus in children, you can create games with their homework to make it more engaging, like tossing a ball back and forth when asking and answering math questions. Another focus technique that parents can use is to set time-based goals for kids to concentrate on their schoolwork, this will allow fewer distractions and they will focus more of their attention on the task assigned.

Creativity and The Arts

Training creativity helps in self-expression, not only through the arts but for a child to express and cope with their feelings themselves. This also allows kids to be curious and discover new ways of thinking and decision making.

Spending some time with your child to create things with their hands, such as science, art or building projects together can encourage creativity. Giving children the opportunity to think out of the box when playing intriguing board games will foster creative thinking as well.

Bonding and Social Skills

Social skills allow your child to relate to, communicate and connect, these teach your children how to share, build relationships and foster team spirit with others.

Reminding children how to be conscious of others and their surroundings will allow them to be more socially responsible, we can also teach them respect for one another and have teamwork. Playing team games or having interactions with other children will enable your kids to have a sense of unity, concern for others and foster deeper friendships.

Unlock Your Child’s Brain Potential

Whether your child is left or right brained, your encouragement and support as a parent are crucial to maximising their potential. Always teach your child with patience, a calm demeanour, open communication, and open ears.

Would you like to develop and expand your child’s brain potential?

Click here to learn more about brain training for children and join us for our personalised brain training programme.


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Child Development Phase – ‘Terrible Twos’

‘Terrible Twos’. A phase all too common among parents and perhaps one of the more gut twisting conversation mothers might discuss about.

But what exactly is ‘Terrible Twos’? Well when a child goes pass the infancy stage to the pre-symbolic stage, there are many changes taking place in their brain and behaviour.

From being an angel, to what is more commonly known as ‘Terrible Twos’.

Well this is mainly a transition stage as your child goes through to toddlerhood. But what exactly is the cause of parents’ frustration during this phase? We all love our children, but sometimes, the ‘Terrible Twos’ stage puts us at our wits ends. How do we help ourselves? Is this simply just a ‘Terrible’ phase as it is called.

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Careless in School. Help My Child!


Why can’t my child see the difference? Why is he constantly so careless in his work and missing out on important details? Why does he make careless mistakes in his assignments? In modern day terms, most parents would assume that their child is careless.

More often than not, we focus on the aftermath, which is the red markings on the papers and schoolwork.

What are the reasons? Are our children simply careless, or is there more underlying reasons?

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Feeding the Young Brain – ‘Praise’

Humans don’t thrive on praise, but a little praise is like an jubilant boost to the brain and a person’s confidence.

There are debates on whether praise is beneficial or detrimental to children. However, the important thing to note is not whether “Should” we praise but “How” and ‘When” we praise children.

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Child Development – (Listening) Auditory Disorder Impacts Learning

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Are you listening to me?

Are you doing this on purpose?

Can you please follow the instructions?

Are you guilty of saying of any of these phrases during parenthood?

When young children mispronounce words, more often than not parents will enjoy a good laugh. When children hear us talk, they may try to imitate us in speech.


What if children hear words wrongly and at an alarming frequency?

What if they are unable to comphrehend or follow through with simple instructions?

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IQ VS Cognition Functions

In the past 10 years, if you are an inquisitive adult, we would have guess that you would have probably had your fair share of IQ tests. Be it physical test papers or the online questionnaires, we’ve all played our part. But how many adults have actually participated in a cognitive assessment before? How far are we in terms of our cognitive functions? Continue reading IQ VS Cognition Functions

My Child is Careless – Visual Skills (Visual Discrimination)

Visual skills are important as it can affect an individual’s ability to excel in reading, learning, sports, and in day-to-day activities. We will be touching on one component: Visual Discrimination.

Visual discrimination is a component of visual skills. It is the ability of the individual to distinguish and identify subtle differences, be it in words, shapes, size or patterns or colours. Another easier explanation is how attentive an individual is to details.

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Brain Training On the Go!

While we place emphasis on keeping our mind active and fired up, not all brainy activities must be carried out within the vicinity of the classroom or computer programme. More often than not, we can train our minds on the go.  Continue reading Brain Training On the Go!

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