As kids begin school and preschool, parents start to look around for after-school activities to enhance children's wellbeing. We love it when drama is top of the list! But sometimes parents are unsure about whether their little one is really ready for all that drama class involves. Here are some answers to common questions in relation to our wonderful Speech Bubbles program in Canberra or Brisbane.
Is my child ready for drama?
Speech Bubbles is definitely suitable for 5-6 year-olds, and also for some 4-year-olds, but not all 4-year-olds. Some 4-year-olds are very happy in drama class, while others are really too young to enjoy and appreciate the experience. If you have a four-year-old and you are wondering whether he/she is ready for drama class, consider the following:
No, unfortunately, your child needs to wait until age four to start a Speech Bubbles class in Canberra or Brisbane. We've designed the material so that it is suitable for children who have started or are almost about to start school. Under-4s generally have difficulty with some of the concepts we teach. Moreover, it is difficult for a teacher to juggle the needs of a three-year-old with those of a nearly-7-year-old in the same class; different approaches to drama teaching are required for each age group. It's advisable to wait till your child is a little older, when he/she will be able to fully participate in class.
If any of these situations sound familiar, we suggest you wait another 3-6 months before enrolling your 4-year-old. Between the ages of 4-5, children develop in leaps and bounds - so sometimes it's only a matter of waiting another term before your child is ready. Your child will enjoy drama class so much more when he/she is truly open to the experience!
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us on 1300 908 905!
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