Speech and Drama Class For Kids
Speech is the verbal interaction between human beings while drama is the use of acting is the expression of speech. Many children have issues with speaking in public or being able to easily relate in a social way to their peers. When this is happening with a child they are usually dealing with anxiety, a fear of being teased or being in the spotlight. If these issues are not dealt with, then they can continue into adulthood.
Both speech and drama is a great way in which to help a child, whether they are shy or not, to express themselves, and they can do so in their classrooms. Drama and speech helps with the developing of their skills via prose and poetry and also help them to better appreciate the arts as well as literature.
Their ability to converse, their confidence, their social skills as well as their self-esteem is usually developed through speech and drama and empathy for others is also gleaned from being involved in speech and drama and children also get to see and experience the world from other people’s perspective.
This is why it is important that schools have speech and drama class for kids as the benefits are many. There is not many other ways in which to greatly impact on both the communication skills as well as the self-esteem of a child at the same time. Drama and speech is also a way for children to have fun and to enjoy using their imagination as they engage in drama.
Speech and drama speaks to a multiplicity of intelligences as spoken to previously, and due to the fact that children do have different learning styles, these two means of expression are very good ways of bringing out the intelligence in children and catering to their different learning styles as well, and do so in a fun but structured way to ensure that learning does take place.
The speech and drama class for kids should be set up in such a way so that the children are completely engaged; in music, using their minds and bodies and their words to express themselves and to learn. This is how both teachers and parents will learn what a child’s personal learning style is and therefore help them to zone in on it and to fully develop their talent in the process as well. This may even end up being what your child wants to do in the future as a career as well.
“Learning the Chinese language should be an enjoyable experience. I have the fondest memories of learning and communicating in this language from young with my family and friends. Thinking of my early school years and personal experience reminds me of tucking and savouring one of my favorite desserts – Apple Pie. Sweet, warm and totally enjoyable.
With our students, I wish for them to have the same experience – where they will enjoy the learning process as much as we enjoy teaching them. And through the unique delivery of our programmes, I would say that we’ve made a difference when we hear our students and their parents say ‘华语,原来可以这样学!’ Where there is a positive association with the language and that they see that Chinese can be learnt in a fun manner.”
Daphne Low, Founder of Apple Pie Language.