It can be really hard for kids to focus on one thing, especially when there are so many fun things to look at and do. But learning to ignore distractions is an important skill, and there are some great children’s books that can help teach kids how to focus.
Here are some of the best children’s books about ignoring distractions:
1. “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!” by Mo Willems
In this hilarious picture book, a pesky pigeon tries to get the attention of a busy bus driver, but the driver is determined to ignore him. This book is a great way to teach kids that it’s important to focus on the task at hand, even when there are distractions all around.
2. “The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss
In this classic Seuss book, the mischievous Cat in the Hat creates all sorts of havoc in the house while the mother is out. But despite the cat’s best efforts, the children are able to remain focused on their studies. This book is a fun way to show kids that it’s possible to stay on task even when there are distractions nearby.
3. “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak
In this classic story, Max is sent to bed without dinner after he makes mischief in his house. But instead of being upset, Max imagines himself sailing to a land of wild things. This book is a great reminder that it’s important to use our imaginations, even when we’re feeling bored or frustrated.
4. “Make Way for Ducklings” by Robert McCloskey
In this charming story, a family of ducks tries to make their way through the busy streets of Boston. Despite all the distractions, they remain focused on their goal and finally make it to their new home. This book is a great way to show kids that it’s important to stay focused on what’s important, even when there are many distractions.
5. “The Very Busy Spider” by Eric Carle
In this fun book, a busy spider is trying to build her web. But no matter how many distractions come her way, she remains focused on her task. This book is a great way to teach kids the importance of staying focused on what they’re doing, even when there are other things going on around them.