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Games for sluggish children of

Sluggishness is not any shortcoming, but, as a rule, causes many troubles to children and their parents. Even if you got used to features of the kid and adapted to joint actions, without hurrying and without being irritated, it often does not rescue the child from chagrin in kindergarten or especially at school. On group occupations such children just are not in time behind the others though quality of their works is not worse at all. And disguise for walk or exercises sometimes becomes the real nightmare when the angry teacher constantly adjusts them for sluggish children, and already dressed children suffer because that to them hot.

What here you will do? This property of nervous system. So often parents reflect, and, of course, they are in many respects right. Degree of mobility of nervous processes is really descended, but it is not a constant during all life. Approximately from three to twenty years the speed of nervous processes gradually increases, besides, there is a stage in development of the child when this characteristic can be significantly corrected by means of special games and exercises. It is the period from four to six years (it is caused by active development of biochemical processes of nervous system). So if you will be engaged in training of reaction at the child during this period, then for certain will see fruits of the efforts.

Before passing to the description of the games necessary for such correction, let`s agree at first about how you will organize them that it was most effective and it gave pleasure also to you and the child.

Rule 1. You do not hurry sluggish children. Urgings on of the adult and a situation of haste can slow down the movements of the child even more. Let better game create conditions when he wants to make something quicker to correspond to a game role or to become the winner.

Rule 2. You hold these games systematically. To sense there will be precisely more if you begin to organize them during ten - fifteen minutes every day, than on an hour, but an once a week.

Rule 3. To begin to play it is necessary in good mood and to try to support the raised emotional background during all game occupation. In case the child loses, wrap up everything for fun or help it to recoup. Take care of that your occupations did not become additional blow to a self-assessment of your son or the daughter.

Rule 4. You praise the child and rejoice even to his smallest achievements. It you will help the son or the daughter to create self-esteem and belief in the forces which will be necessary for them in life at all not less, than speed of reaction.

Rule 5. Use in games sharp change of speed of movements more often - from slow to very fast and back. Set the highest speed, but do not tighten this stage of game as for the sluggish child this serious tension and it can turn out to be consequence overfatigue.

“Actors are different“

Before explaining to the child of the rule of this game, talk to it about how the audience at a concert or a performance expresses the relation to what is seen on a scene. Of course they clap to actors. Whether but everything the hall equally applauds? Certainly, no. The more the audience liked game of the actor, the more loudly and quicker they to him clap.

So, rules of this game are that. Present that you with the child went to theater or on a concert (for bigger plausibility it is possible to include some program on TV). After speech of each actor you react to his creativity by the speed of cottons. To clap with the child at one speed (that is much more cheerful), exchange with it the emotions by means of a mimicry. Look at each other after change of shots on the screen and represent boredom, pleasure or delight on a face. Let the child will copy your look then begin to clap at the corresponding speed. If you made the missing person, then cottons have to be very slow, as if just from a favor. Joyful - at rather fast speed. If you, besides a joyful face, enthusiastically put hands at a breast, then represent a storm of applause with your child, that is clap so quickly as soon as you will be able.

Note. It is possible to give to the child the chance most to think up this or that look, but it is desirable to trade places only after you show it a mimicry of the person with different emotions.

“To run, I go, I walk“

In this game the child revolves. Speed with which it does it depends on what signal will be given by the adult (or other driving). If the adult raises a hand up, the child runs as soon as possible if he puts hands on a breast - the kid revolves rather rhythmically and if driving lowers hands down, then the player goes very slowly, as if slowly walking. In case the child does not manage to reconstruct the actions according to a signal, he receives a penal point. Gathered three penal points it is considered the loser.

Note. Will participate in this game more cheerfully if you connect to it several more children. However you remember that it is better to play at first together with the child, and (perhaps, faster) children to invite others when your son (or the daughter) will already master rules not to cause in it excess complexes. Signals for switching of rate of movements can be thought up independently, and to charge it to the child even better - do not doubt, he will surely offer some ideas.

All for certain saw

“Cat`s claws“ how cats, stretching, expose the claws. Usually they do it slowly, deriving pleasure from own laziness. However, if suddenly production nearby seemed, the movements of their pads become prompt.

In this game the child has to squeeze and unclench fingers of hands at a certain speed. As a signal to change of speed serve words of the adult. If the adult pronounces the word “sun“, then the child tries to present himself the cat (or a cat) basking in the sun and to slowly bend and unbend fingers. If the adult suddenly pronounces the word “mouse“, then the child does the same movements very quickly, as if trying not to miss cat`s production.

Note. If your girl (or the boy) very much loves animals and refuses to catch the imagined mouse, then it is possible to make the explanation that it is a mouse - a toy, but not the real live little mouse.


“Fast woodpecker“ to

together with the child on a sheet of paper and a pencil. Divide each leaf into four equal parts, having drawn lines across and verticals. On a signal (for example, on cotton) begin to put ends in the first rectangle, everyone the leaf. On the second signal both stop. Count quantity of points on a leaf at everyone. That at whom they will appear more is considered a winner. You carry out the following game of game in other rectangle.

Game received such name because knock of a pencil about paper on a table reminds knock of a woodpecker about tree bark. If too so seems to you, then it is possible to get into this role and to brag for fun of quantity of the eaten worms or to organize “the forest championship“ where you will fight for a rank of “the fastest woodpecker“.

Note. As the adult can act as the child`s rival in this game, take care of that your son (or the daughter) did not appear as eternally losing. For increase of interest of the child it is necessary to provide it feeling of equality in game. Therefore it will be quite good if you sometimes are too lazy and you will allow it to win.

of “Obmotalochka“

It is national game - competition which is interesting also to modern children. Take a long rope (is not shorter than five meters) and note its middle in knot. Get up with the child at the different ends of a rope and tie them around a belt. Into the account “time, two, three“ begin to turn on the place, winding thus themselves with a rope. At some moment you will meet. Pay attention who on a belt will have a small knot - means, this player wound around himself more than a half of a rope. It is also considered won.

Note. Perhaps, it will be more interesting to your child to compete in this game not with you, and with other children. If you have such opportunity, then help them to organize “obmotalochka“ as competition in children`s group. By the way, this game has also other options. It is possible to reel up a rope not around a belt, and on a hand wrist (only the rope has to be not too thick). Still it is possible to reel up a very narrow band (or a lace) on two pencils, previously having fixed on them the ends.


In this game one player (child) will be a mirror, that is will repeat all movements standing opposite to the adult. Driving does the most various movements, accelerating, slowing down speed. The child repeats them in accuracy, with the same speed.

Note. As it is known to any parent, children very much like to imitate the movements of adults, often imitate their mimicry, gait, actions. In this game we can use their thirst for imitation, having made it useful to development of speed of movements and attention of the child. To diversify this game, it is possible to bring in it the comic movements, and also to change roles of the leader and player as encouragement of progress of the child.

This game is similar

“The forbidden movement“ on previous, but in it there is essentially new rule. At first the adult and the child agree about what movement will be forbidden. Then game begins, and the child repeats after the adult all movements, except one. As soon as he sees that the adult made the forbidden movement, at all he does not repeat it, and once claps. If the player gets“ (that is will make the forbidden movement) three times, then he is considered a loser, and game can be begun anew.

Note. This game develops at children not only attention, speed of reaction, but also internal braking. Perhaps, you will be surprised by such task in development of sluggish children, it seems that braking at them is developed much more, than it is necessary. However it not so. At sluggish children only external braking, and force of internal braking as show researches is big, on the contrary, it is insufficient.