Attention Resources


Books for Families & Educators

preschool classroom managementPreschool Classroom Management: 150 Teacher-Tested Techniques
By Laverne Warner
Gryphon House (2004)

Engagement of every childEngagement of Every Child in the Preschool Classroom
By R.A. McWilliam and Amy M. Casey
Paul H. Brookes Pub Co (2007)

finding flowFinding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life
By Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Basic Books (1998)

attention gamesAttention Games: 101 Fun, Easy Games That Help Kids Learn to Focus
By Barbara Sher
Jossey-Bass (2006)

Reading Online

Outlook Series
Steve Yantis, Johns Hopkins: High Media Multitaskers Lack Relevant Focus

Siskin Center for Child and Family Research
Engagement for Every Child in the Preschool Classroom, Robin McWilliam, Ph.D.

The Future of Children
Electronic Media and Engagement of Attention

Early Childhood Research and Practice
Young Children’s Cognitive Engagement during Classroom Book Reading: Differences According to Book, Text, Genre, and Story Format

eHow: Family
How to Keep Kids Engaged in Read Aloud Books

How to Keep Kids Engaged in Class

BBC News
Brains of Buddhist Monks Scanned in Meditation Study



Puppets Project
Talking Science, Engaging Science


Big Thinkers: Judy Willis on the Science of Learning


Capturing Attention and Engaging Students More Effectively

Talk of the Nation, NPR
Keeping Kids Intellectually Engaged in the Summer