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Games for ADHD Children Activities to Reduce Hyperactivity

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An ADHD child is hyperactive so that games like scrabble, cards, and Monopoly won’t interest him. Instead, these children need to run, to jump to shout. Actually they need to burn that excessive energy somehow.

Games for ADHD children are more out door based, with a higher energy level required. Certain fun activities might not work out for the ADHD child that proved excellent for other children.

• The ADHD child requires outdoor games that keep him active. He won’t enjoy it if you play baseball with him because there is too much standing around involved. He prefers climbing trees, running, jumping, hide and seek etc.

• Don’t let your child sit in front of TV or play video games. Brain scans have shown that screen time makes ADHD worse. Put a limit of 1 hour on these types of activities.

• An Illinois study found that ADHD children benefit by having a view of nature outside their windows.

In one study, children who had a tree or park outside their windows at home actually got better grades than children did whose windows looked out on a parking lot. Greenery has a positive affect on all of us.

• Activities and Games for ADHD children that take place in fresh air and healthier environments are good for these children. Plan to have weekends and vacations in wilderness area rather than in amusement parks or in city.

• Games with physical training are often enjoyable to ADHD children. A good workout is an alternative choice. It increases the flow of blood to the brain and decreases nervousness and anxiety.

It also releases endorphins into the brain, providing a feeling of calmness and well being.

• Many children have problems with memory. To determine if your child has memory problems play memory games with them and compare them to their peers.

Command games make great ADHD games. Give him one command, after completing the job give him two commands simultaneously. Keep on increasing the number of commands until he fails to follow the command. This will actually improve his listening skills.

• Play games with model building, carving, woodworking, mosaics, jigsaws or mechanical activities. Children with ADHD often love to solve quizzes or puzzles.

Constructing models or creating things out of wood or metal will help your child learn how to turn his ideas into concrete reality.

Successfully completing a project where he has something solid and visible to show for it can be extremely rewarding to your child.

In addition to these adhd games and activities, natural treatments for ADHD children are extremely helpful. Visit Help For ADHD to learn about effective herbal formulas that help reduce ADHD symptoms.


Recommended websites:

www.childparenting.about.com
www.childdevelopmentinfo.com
www.enotalone.com
www.yourfamilyclinic.com


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