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Last Updated on April 13, 2017 by Marie Bautista
dream of the possibilities of impossibilities and believe at the unbelievable.
fractions, products, and endless standardized tests go center stage. Our
children’s innate ability to believe, imagine, think big thoughts is drowned in
endless facts, equations, math drills and scientific terms.
is. However, studies have also shown that love for the arts have a good effect
on our children. One study involving 25,000 students involved in the arts show
that continuous involvement I the arts is the reason why these students are
excelling academy and acing their standardized tests! They are also more
sociable, less likely to be drop-outs, and are more socially aware, usually
getting involved in community service on school breaks and weekends.
child. Endless drills on regular subjects make our children rely and memorize
facts, and I shudder at the day when they will google an idea that they should
be creating! Love for the arts will cultivate the minds of our children and
make them a propagator of ideas.
Theater helps connect the head to the heart. It makes them more resilient,
more discerning, and more empathetic.
Theater also brings to life what you have read in the books, making it very
important in developing a child’s love for reading! Like the children at Walnut Creek children’s theatre,
for instance. If they read the book, they connect to the play since the play is
bringing to life what they have read.
Being involved in theater brings back the confidence they had when they were
young – when they believed!