Based on U.S. census data, there are 25 million children in the United States between the ages of 5 – 10 years. Of that number, some 3 – 4% of all school age children in the country are schooled at home, or about 75,000 – 100,000 children in that age range. Many of them, like children everywhere, can benefit from a strong focus and regular practice on the development of Executive Functioning Skills. Folders for Focusing is an inexpensive tool of potentially great value for many children.
In addition, it is estimated that between 8 – 10% of home-schooled children have learning disabilities or other needs that make development of Executive Functioning Skills an even bigger challenge. Folders for Focusing has an even better fit for these kids. Please take a look at our Gallery of Photos to see how others are using the folders to their child’s advantage.
Homework is the biggie here, and as homeschool Mothers and Fathers, you know that parental leadership is needed to help your children develop the habits and skills needed to do a good job with homework. Many of these are the same skills needed to have a set of strong Executive Functioning Skills that they will use every day for the rest of their lives. Folders for Focusing can make a big difference as a child learns to focus, pay attention, organize, set priorities, initiate action, stay on task, complete the work, and increase working memory.
With more than one child at the kitchen table doing their homework, distractions can be common, sibling rivalries can cause commotion and inattention, and Mom and Dad too often must insist on quiet so each child can do their work.
Put some of our sturdy folders in front of them though, and most often a little miracle happens. Kids get quieter, the whole room seems calmer, and kids actually get to work as long as they know what’s expected. Parents gain some freedom to help those with a question, and the frequency of questions from the kids is reduced when one of the white boards is used to list their assignments and priorities.
Regular use of the folders rapidly becomes a habit that helps a lot of kids focus and pay attention.