When it comes to child care, many parents ask questions about their child's behavior. Some of these behaviors might appear eccentric to an observer. One of which is when a child zones out during conversation from time to time.
There can be the following reasons when a child stares off into space. For a younger kid, it is normal to zone out during the conversation or activity because the child's mind is filled with ideas and imagination. The child's brain is filled with information that is new to him and the child is still making sense of all of it. The child may take a moment to recollect or to give perspective to his thoughts and imagination. In such circumstances give your child some time to reminisce.
For older children, it can be normal because as the child steps into the operational stage of Piaget's cognitive development, the child starts thinking about abstract concepts. The child starts using logic to comprehend concepts. So if a child zones out during classroom lectures, his daydreaming might be a positive sign because his cognitions are linking different concepts. Through conceptualizing, the child is deducing logic.
But it is important to see a psychologist at your easiest convenience because kids also zone out in certain psychological disorders. The symptoms at first can be superficial like this but a wholesome psychological assessment can answer all questions. Staring into space or living in your own world can be a sign of Autism, ADHD, or absence seizures. A child psychologist upon looking can help you identify what is what because, in any scenario, it is better to be ahead with the treatment.