By Holly Lister
If you’re considering introducing your child to learning performing arts, then you might want to consider magic. Magic is a fantastic way for them to express themselves and impress others, it helps with their confidence and improves their thought process dramatically. Magic is very diverse and will open many windows for your child in the future, children generally learn and pick up things a lot faster than adults, so learning at a young age will help them advance as a magician very quickly.
Better communication skill
Learning performing arts such as magic can dramatically increase their conversational skills and overall confidence. That’s a great way to prepare them for the future. Further more, it helps them adjust to public speaking and performing in front of others. This being a key building block in your child’s development. As they become more confident they will naturally start to apply this to everyday life; meaning they will want to achieve bigger goals and will make them more ambitious, that means they’ll want to break out of their comfort zone and will make them want to try new things, on the whole making them a more intelligent and inquisitive person.
Emotional intelligence is also a quality they will learn without even knowing it. So… they will learn to become more considerate towards other peoples feelings, making them a friendlier and more approachable person, and easily make friends. No parent wants to see their child feel isolated or to see them struggle to make relationships with other children.
Learning performing arts increases creativity and imagination
Letting a child express themselves through whatever type of performing art they prefer allows them to let go of feelings they might be bottling up or concealing, in a safe and enjoyable way. This ‘release’ will help boost their self esteem making them a happier person.
Learning magic tricks is the perfect way for your child to increase problem solving skills while learning to master a specific trick, this makes them more assertive and will encourage them to be determined in life overall. Children have great imaginations, and magic allows them to apply this. Learning magic will make them think about things in different ways, which will give them a more unique and individual personality.
Perseverance is a key factor in being a magician; for instance grasping and understanding a trick won’t necessarily be easy, but being able to persevere and not give up is what makes a professional. Learning performing arts helps Develop perseverance will reflect in all aspects of life, giving your child a more mature and advanced mind set. By persevering it allows you to become optimistic, an optimistic child is one that will want to achieve more and set higher aspirations for themselves.
Learning performing arts is fun
More importantly magic should be fun! Every parent wants to see their child have fun in a responsible way,all children want to enjoy themselves and that’s exactly what magic will allow them to do in a safe and entertaining way, as well as this it keeps children away from the television which can sometimes be a bad influence. Opening a magic set is so exciting , giving them an endless range of techniques to learn. It’s also extremely therapeutic and relaxing. Magic can open many paths for your child when they are older and will massively increase their chance of employment when written on a CV.