Use audio stories and games to help your child improve listening comprehension, concentration, and focus.
These days, young children are flooded with fancy digital games, songs, and 3-D videos. Often, these cartoons or games are filled with fast moving animation.
According to the New York Times and other major publications such as CNN, “Researchers report that 4-year-olds who had just watched the fast-paced fantasy cartoon “SpongeBob SquarePants” — which follows the undersea adventures of a yellow sponge — did worse on tests of attention and problem-solving than young children who watched a slower-paced educational program or spent time drawing.”
The same article also reported that, according to Nickelodeon, “Spongebob” is designed for children between the ages of 6 and 11.
Based on our own interactions with young children, we feel toddlers and preschoolers often enjoy listening to short audio stories and games.
Hearing stories or games without visual cues or other interruptions, and being able to follow the story plot and instructions are great skills.
We decided to produce audio games and short stories that teach the sound of the 26 letters. These activities not only teach young children phonics, but may also help improve their attention spans, listening comprehension, and focus.