Theatre and drama is an activity that perhaps witnesses the least participation or interest
from children. If not for school annual functions, we would hardly get to watch our kids
perform an act.
It would be a good idea to expose your children to theatre and drama for the following
benefits:

Builds Confidence
Do your children lack confidence? Do they have stage fear? Are they introverts or socially
awkward? If the answers are yes, then theatre and drama could help them shed all their
inhibitions. It gives them newfound confidence in themselves when they start enacting a
role.
Fosters Creativity and Imagination
Theatre and drama require your kids to put on their creative hats. They have to do role plays
and think like the character they are playing. They have to feel the character and its
emotions. Even though they get instructions on how to perform, they are eventually
responsible for bringing the character to life which is not possible without creativity and
imagination.
Develops Team Work Skills
Theatre and drama is a joint effort. Children have to work with their peers. They have to put
aside their differences and conflicts. They all have to perform in a unified manner to ensure
that the play is a success. They learn to pick up emotional cues of the team members,
accept team decisions and gel with others.
Acts as a Medium of Self-Expression
Children have to speak, act and dance in theatre and drama. This allows them to express
themselves through the character or role they are playing. This kind of self-expression goes
a long way in helping your kids be vocal about their feelings and emotions instead of
suppressing them.
Paves Way for Better Academic Performance
Theatre and drama require children to memorize dialogues, be attentive and mindful of
their surroundings and enhance their communication skills. This kind of preparation has a
positive impact on their studies. They can concentrate and learn better.
Works as a Good Career Option

Theatre and drama can be a good career option for children who love being on stage and
want to become an actor-performer. These days, various academies can help your children
hone their skills in this direction.
If you are interested in enrolling your children in theatre and drama classes, click here.

About Smita Omar

Smita is an ex banker who voluntary said adiós to a high flying career to explore the rocky yet beautiful terrain of motherhood. When she is not busy juggling between her naughty daughter and foodie husband, you can find her donning the hat of a freelance content developer-editor to keep her sanity intact. She has been a Work-From-Home-Mother for 8 years and turns to meditation when the going gets tough.

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  1. Palak Jain 3 years ago

    This is good…One of my kids is shy – I think I will consider this option.

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      Smita Omar 3 years ago

      Definitely, Palak! My daughter was very introvert but she attended a few classes of drama in her school three years ago and since then most of her shyness is over.

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