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8 simple rules to help children concentrate at daycare

Proper nourishment


Food is an important element which has a direct impact on children's moods and concentration. Try to choose foods with high nutritional value and little or no sugar according to the Canadian Food Guide.

Snacks : Fruits and vegetable

Balanced Meal : 4 food groups
Beverages : Water and milk are recommended (avoid juice)
Dessert : Favor yogurt, fruit, purées



The human body functions and thinks more adequately when the daily liquid diet is composed of 8 to 12 glasses of fresh water.

  • Allow children to drink as often as they wish
  • Allow them to have a water bottle
  • Provide sippy cups
  • Hang a poster encouraging children to drink
  • Have an aquarium or fountain (the sound of running water will stimulate their thirst)
  • Create science experiments with water
  • Take "water breaks"
  • Inform the parents


Positive rituals help children determine the time of day.

  • Circle time
  • Soft objects for naptime
  • Welcome routine
  • Hand washing
  • Tooth brushing
  • Secure environment
  • Repetitive activities lead to success, security,
  • clear instructions and rules, be coheren

Role Play

The brain retains information melted into movements, sounds, and places.

Role play is very efficient.

  • Include material associated to your theme in your activities
  • Act out songs
  • Use puppets
  • Have a theater area

Visual Images

Use posters or signs to help children situate themselves.

  • Pictograms
  • Pictures
  • Cards
  • Daily schedule
  • Install charts and calendars


Children must feel safe in order to function optimally.


Organize an environment which will ensure their emotional safety.

  • Warm welcome
  • Humor
  • Offer structure (routine)
  • Time to talk and exchange
  • Create an ambience (music)

Positive Reinforcement through actions

  • Thumbs up
  • Clap in silence
  • Smile


Use music as background noise.

  • For naptime, use relaxation music
  • For transitions or cleanup time, use rhythmic music
  • For story time or hand washing, use a quiet music

Guaranteed enjoyment and attention!



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