Parents know that some of their kids are more dramatic than others, so why not give your emotionally-expressive students an outlet by getting them involved in theatre? You likely already know if a child has a flair for the theatrical, and educational programs can offer kids benefits that are life-changing. When kids invest in drama education, it will exponentially enrich their lives in return. Theatre is an excellent creative outlet for multi-talented children as well as for kids who are unsure about their abilities.
The benefits of participating in performing arts programs are valuable and numerous. Some benefits include emotional, social, physical, and even academic. Further, according to David Murphey, Research Fellow and Director of The Child Trends Databank, participation in performing arts programs is related to various positive personal and academic outcomes, improving child development as a whole, enhancing cognitive, motor, and social skills.
I’ve been teaching private flute lessons for almost 20 years and the number one question parents ask me remains, “How much should my child be practicing?” Parents are investing a lot of time and money on private music lessons for their child and it absolutely makes sense to ask how to make the most out of such an investment. Should you be pushing and enforcing a regular practice routine on your child? Is it something worth fighting over? Should you (or threaten to) quit paying for music lessons if your child won’t practice?
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