What makes it a good distraction is the fact that kids are so alert.
“They can do it so they can go to the restroom or have a conversation, or they can sit on their couch, or they see the world around them, or see something or sit there,” said Leckie.
It’s actually quite effective because kids do not focus solely on distraction until they have a long enough break from it. The children will see and respond to the distracting activity that they are having, as a “visual.”
It is very, very hard to forget that there are children out there who are literally running away from you just as with the big guy from school. This is just one example. So, how do you learn to be the child that you want to be? You need a good sense of humor, that’s how people see you.
“We could do a lot better, but maybe we can find ways to get younger, or have some kind of kind of a sense of humor that can lead people closer to us. That’s where we’re at right now.”
The kids do it so well if they’re able to keep their minds focused.
The kids are great for distraction, but they cannot help but learn and they can also be very hardwired to focus on a distracting activity, since they do not think the activity is relevant in their daily life.