Today we share the third article of our monthly time management column. These articles focus on concentration and study tools that teach us to adapt our time management abilities to our own pace and way of learning.



Did you know that you could help your children study in a fun and didactic way? The trick is gamification! Younger generations have an ease with working with technology, something that has become second nature to them. However, tech devices are often seen by kids and parents alike as a means of entertainment. But what if we could combine entertainment and learning? In this article, we recommend a series of apps that can help your kids to better study and thus, to reach their maximum potential.


This application is dedicated to quiz fans. Filled with premade quizzes, as well as the option to create your own, Kahoot introduces an element of healthy competition to learning, since kids can do the quizzes together - regardless of where they are. All they need is access to a common link. Time also plays a factor in this learning game, as the quicker the answer is, the more points the user is awarded. The gamification of this quiz-based app comes from its gratification and rewards system - a great way to motivate your kids to further their study through a series of multiple choice questions.


Already mentioned in this column, Forest is a concentration app that has positive psychology as its basis. The app uses motivation and gamification as a way to encourage the users to focus for a certain period of time. This can be ideal for the younger crowd, as it not only encourages them to focus on a specific task for a certain amount of time, but it also contributes to the wellbeing of the world. For each period of time that is met without interruptions, a digital tree grows, and for each tree that has fully grown, the user receives points. Those can be exchanged for a donation to plant a tree through the organisation Trees For The Future, thus creating a didactic and beneficial motivation for children, all the while teaching them how to protect the environment.


With English being introduced to primary school teaching, or even with extracurricular language teaching, kids can be offered a more natural and interactive way to learn the language by speaking it. Applying the grammatical bases studied in school, Duolingo is the ideal tool for children to put their knowledge to the test in a rewarding and engaging way.

And you? Are you ready to help your kids reach excellency, using the tools that most attract them?