In an age of video games, cable TV and the Internet, it’s never been more important to encourage your kids to unplug themselves and experience a real childhoodMagic improves self esteem The self discipline to master the tricks, problem solving, and performance skills required in ‘magic lessons’ were more effective than the existing ‘self-esteem and confidence’ lessons taught in the PSHE curriculum.Magic develops acting skillMagic is a performance art. OK, it’s practiced in private, but has to be performed to other people. Children learn about presentation, performance, and timing just like an actor. They learn to make eye contact with spectators, how to project their voice, develop a character and understand how people think. Unlike playing computer games, magic encourages children to interact with their friends and family. It naturally leads to your child wanting to put on a ‘magic show’ for their family and friends to show off their new skills. As a parent this can be a real bonding time, as mum or dad takes on the roll of the magicians assistant or the audienceIt helps develop lateral thinking Studying a magic trick and working out how to present it, naturally encourages a child to problem solve and think up new presentations and variations of a trick. As the child becomes more knowledgeable about magic techniques, there tends to be a pull towards developing their own tricks and methods. This is exactly the kind of creative leap, that can really help a child both in their studies and later life.Improved dexterity Chances are, most kids already have amazing dexterity in their thumbs, especially if they love to text or play on their xbox to relax. However, that’s nothing compared to what can be developed by manipulating cards or coins in a magic routine. Hand eye coordination, timing, and reflexes are developed as new tricks are mastered. Magic can also be a perfect complement to learning a musical instrument for this very reason.Magic can make a child more socially aware.Magic encouraged children to look at issues from other people’s perspectives. I Your child learns a skill designed to be performed, just as much as the quiet practice required to develop it. A child that can perform a few amazing tricks has a perfect ‘ice-breaker’ and soon gets a reputation as an entertainer. New friendships develop and with magic clubs in most large towns and cities a social community opens up to them.
It’s a great way to financial independenceFast forward several years, and your child will be flying the nest and making their way in the ‘grown up world’. Giving your child a skill that can fund their way through college or help support them as they set up on their own, is a true gift to give them. Working magicians can earn a considerable income from just a few days or nights work a month. Having a part time job performing magic, is a great way to get an income without taking away time from their studies. You could be saying goodbye to the prospect of a student loan!
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