I have always encouraged my boys to read. They don’t have televisions in their bedrooms instead they have bookshelves filled to the brim with lots of different reading material. Books help children’s imagination as they are transported to magical realms and exciting new worlds. Fact books develop children’s curiosity in the world around them and educates them in different cultures and ways of life. Reading as a whole is a good grounding for better grades at school. But despite all this sadly many children don’t have a bedtime story as part of their nightly routine.
But why is this?
A OnePoll survey found that fewer than half (44%) the children aged between 4 and 11 read a book before bedtime and when they do read attention spans are short. Given how long children can focus on computer games it’s really sad to learn that some children will only read for 10 minutes, if at all. I can relate as my youngest is very easily distracted. It has taken us a long time to get him to be able to focus on reading for any length of time.
Fortunately we can all take steps to improve our children’s concentration level. Studies have shown an association between higher intakes of fish and cognitive, academic or behavioural benefits.
It might not always be easy to encourage your children to eat oily fish. A supplement can be quick and easy way to reach the recommended intake.
But what difference does it make?
A 64% greater improvement in reading comprehension was seen in 9-year-old mainstream schoolchildren in Sweden when a child’s diet was supplemented with Equazen in the first three months of the trial. Children receiving Equazen could decode words (sounding out words) 10% more quickly after three months.
The results really make me think its time we became an Equazen family.
Yes I make sure books are available and limit screen time. However ensuring the boys have adequate Omega-3 fatty acids is something I might have neglected slightly! Perhaps it wouldn’t have been such a battle getting youngest to read if we had been using supplements to help him all along. As a result it was a very difficult challenging time. I would have gladly bought Equazen for him if I had known how beneficial they would have been.
Equazen is available in capsules, flavoured chews and they even have a liquid that has removed as much of the fishy taste as possible. So taking supplements can be a pleasant experience for your children. Stockists include Boots, independent pharmacies and Amazon. Do look out for Equazen. I think spending just 13p per capsule is money well spent for such significant improvements in your child’s concentration. Help your children’s reading journey be as effortless as possible.