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What Does My Child Need?

What does my child need? Jigsaw Performing Arts Schools blog post

Every child develops in different ways. No-one knows what a child needs better than their parent or guardian. The person who watches them grow, cares for and challenges them, understands them more than anyone.

But what they might not understand is that performing arts aren’t just for the naturally theatrically inclined, or those seeking a showbiz career. It has benefits across all aspects of life.

What does your child need? And could they find it in the performing arts?

1) Focus

It can be invaluable to put aside a certain amount of time every week, to wall it off from that outside world and really focus on being in the moment and working with others.

The satisfaction of rehearsing and honing a piece of theatre, singing or dance over time far outweighs simple instant gratification.

2) Confidence

Confidence factors into so many of the skills that set a child up for a happy and successful life. And often it’s the shy children who, with the right support, can become the greatest performers.

3) Exercise

The collaborative and creative nature of acting and dance make for a type of exercise that’s enjoyable and rewarding in a different way.

4) Creativity

This can leave children without much opportunity to express themselves creatively. The performing arts are about creating a space that feels secure, where a performer can try things out and not worry about failing or being embarrassed.

5) Friendship

Again, the collaborative and welcoming nature of performing arts makes a basis for lifelong friendships. For children, this supportive environment is perfect for friendships to form and grow, creating good memories and experiences outside of the strictures of school.

We’re coming to the end of term at Jigsaw, and as well as shows and presentations that means, for parents of those at schools on a Technique term, reports.

They operate on this philosophy. What is each individual child’s goal? How have they grown, where do they want to develop, and who do they want to become? What does your child need?

There is no one size fits all approach, just like no two children are the same. But they’ll always be welcome at Jigsaw.

Jigsaw Performing Arts is dedicated to developing performance skills, promoting self-expression and building confidence. We offer performing arts classes for children aged between 3 – 18. Find your nearest school by entering your postcode into the search on our home page