Now that all the students are out of school, it can be a challenge for parents to find resources for making sure their child has a well-rounded education. The ARTS are an important part of that education. Children use the skills they learn in other areas while they are singing and acting. Think of it as a “tool” to use all those other subjects and be creative!
As children play, they develop fundamental cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills. Young children also learn practical life skills such as dressing themselves, how to cooperate, and share with others. Playing is a child’s way of engaging, and pretending creates alternate realities to the real world. There are 3 different types of play that ACTING can fulfill.
Pretend play allows children to experiment with and learn about the power of language, how it affects us and those around us. It also helps them to understand that words give us the means to re-enact situations, to put our point across and to make ourselves heard and understood.
Dramatic play encourages children to put themselves in someone else’s shoes. Such role-playing helps them to improve their ability to do this in real life. They learn important social skills, such as empathy.
One of the reasons imagination is so important is that it helps children to understand the world around them. Imaginative play allows children to express themselves verbally and physically, act, react and interact, and try out different roles and scenarios within safe boundaries of their own making.
We have put together a list of YouTube videos that you can use to help your child express themselves through acting! We hope you find this helpful and fun!
“How You Say It” Acting Game for Kids
Acting For Kids (by Kids)
Kindergarten Theatre 4 Vocal and Physical Warm Up
Theatre Game – Spaghetti
Acting Exercises for Kids
Three Ways Acting Exercise
Drama Games for Primary School Students