How Speech And Drama Classes Can Build Your Child’s Self Confidence
I will be forever indebted to my parents for encouraging me to take speech and drama classes from a young age. It has helped my self confidence and ability to speak to an audience when the need arises. I in turn have encouraged my children to participate in speech and drama classes, and with very different personalities, they have both benefitted in different ways from their time with Trading Faces Galway.
As a parent, I honestly believe that speech and drama classes offer students a skill set that will remain with them throughout their lives. And gives them a creative outlet in a safe space while encouraging them the use their voices, facial expressions, body language and movement to convey the message of the pieces they are working on.
While the benefits of speech and drama are many the seven highlights for me are:
Improved Self Confidence
Think back to the last time you had to speak in public or even to a room of your peers, it can often be an overwhelming experience even for adults!
Speech and drama classes encourage children to speak their thoughts, recite what they have learned in front of their teachers and peers and listen to feedback in a safe environment.
Children learn to maintain eye contact, project their voice and mange those nerves. Improving self confidence is a gift you can give your child today, by signing them up to take part in a speech and drama class.
Improved Vocabulary And A Better Understanding Of Language
Children who participate in speech and drama classes develop a wide vocabulary helping them articulate their feelings, thoughts and words with confidence and self belief.
In addition they learn about the rhythm and intricacies of language and words inspiring them to write confidently too.
Finding Your Voice
Speech and drama classes offer students an opportunity to find their voice and use it clearly and with confidence to get their point across.
They learn to listen to and be heard. It equips them with the skills to converse confidently in the group, in any classroom, friend group and later on in interviews and discussions with others. Who wouldn’t want this for their child?