Entries by c4hadmin

Celebrate National Crafting Month!

      March is National Crafting Month and we have some ideas to help you celebrate. Why Should You Celebrate? Crafting boosts creativity and inspiration. Creating without any limitations allows the imagination to soar. Thinking outside of the box, exploring inner life, and processing the world through creativity also builds confidence! Being crafty can […]

Read Out Loud!

      According to Researcher Edward Swing, a graduate student at Iowa State University, “(Children) who exceeded the AAP recommendation of less than 2 hours a day watching television or playing video games were about 1.6 times to 2.2 times more likely to have greater than average attention problems.” So how, in this growing […]

A Safe Space for Empathy

      Being dramatic is a good thing! But only if that drama is steered in the right direction. Dramatic behaviour is generally just an outburst of emotions. If taught how to properly process and understand those emotions, children can then efficiently empathize with others emotions. According to PBS.org, “The ability to understand emotions […]

Drama is for Everyone

      Summertime is typically when parents start thinking about what kids will be doing outside of the classroom. Will it be a learning and development opportunity? A new club? Tutor? Favorite sport or activity? As you consider the options available to your kids, don’t forget about drama and the Arts. Drama Participation Increases […]

New Year, More Confidence!

      Welcome to 2021! Ringing in the new year should also mean finding new ways to boost your child’s self confidence. But how does a parent go about encouraging confidence in a child who might be a bit on the self-conscious side? We at Drama Kids International are in the business of helping […]

How Kids Can Give Back

      The holiday season has come and gone and a new year is here! If you are looking for a fun and engaging activity for the kids, try giving back this year. Volunteering is a great way to not only enjoy quality time together, but you’ll also be giving the perfect gift to […]

Acting Up at Home During Holiday Breaks

      Make a Family Music Video We all watch various music videos on YouTube and have seen those adorable homemade music videos go viral, so why not try your hand at it? Pick out a song that the whole family loves, coordinate your outfits, choreograph some dance moves and go to town! Don’t […]

Acting Skills are Life Skills

  Learning how to act is more than just learning how to be an actor. According to Dr. Louis E. Catron at Appalachian State University, there are 25+ special advantages, or life skills, that students learn when they study theatre. We will break down a few of those skills here:   Communication Skills Both oral […]