Drama or theatre is a creative field that lets kids explore their hidden potential and talents. It makes them grow and lets them be a star, firstly in their own mind and then in front of an audience. Drama supports them and makes them more than capable to deal with the most basic activities at school like giving a report in front of the class. It builds up self-confidence and makes a child develop into a strong, smart and confident human being.
Drama or theatre is usually taken up as an after school activity and introduced to the kids as a fun and challenging thing to do and learn. It is a sport or a game for them and not a class, which makes it more beneficial. Some amazing benefits of letting your kid join drama activities are: -
- Confidence – It takes not more than a few weeks for even the shyest kid to gain confidence to get on the stage and perform with excellence. Also it brings out the smartness and amplifies the attitude of outgoing and extrovert kids.
- Concentration – It helps them focus on their strengths and concentrate on how to perform better. Also it teaches kids to listen to other’s ideas and thoughts.
- Language And Communication Skills – Learning new songs, lines, and pretend play - all cultivate communication skills in a child. Kids are encouraged to express themselves verbally, through facial expressions as well as body language, which is key to making them better and more effective communicators.
- Cooperation – This activity helps the kids to co-operate and it makes them realize that performance’s core essential is co-operation. Singing, performing together, learning to play together, all are possible with co-operation only.
- Emotional Strengths – Drama activities assist kids in developing both their emotional compassion and physical strength. Playing emotions as required by theatre help kids develop empathy and express their emotions more freely in other aspects of life as well.
Parents should encourage kids to perform better but not pressurize them to outdo their best. They are kids and they are exploring drama as any other after-school activity and as a parent, you should support them in figuring out how they can utilize the things learned in their drama classes in their life and not ask them to deliver an Oscar performance.