Our courses use a holistic approach when it comes to your child's development and work wonders for their confidence, focus and communication skills - skills for life. So no matter what your child decides to do in future, Storytelling Adventures provides a foundation of essential skills in their formative years which will equip them for whatever the future may hold.
We believe that every child matters, our courses are child-centred and our teachers are skilled at adapting to the needs of the children within the group
Confidence is a state of mind. It has a big effect on how your child sees themselves and how others see your child. We use a lot of dance and movement in our courses. These activities always begin with a warm up, encouraging your child to become aware of their posture.
Our drama activities are fun and engaging, but there are also lots of opportunities for the children to volunteer to demonstrate a skill in front of peers. For a lot of children (and adults!), standing in front of their peers is a nerve-racking experience. But if your child is doing so in a safe, supportive environment whilst holding a puppet or a piece of artwork they are proud of, it's less daunting. Also, receiving praise for this bravery makes it an rewarding experience for the child...something they'll want to repeat!
Gradually, these new skills develop into a way of being - standing tall, with shoulders back and a positive attitude!
As many teachers will tell you, when children start school a lot of the teaching centres around preparing students for learning - helping them to develop the skills that they will need in order to be ready to learn. A key element of this is focus.
Our sessions are filled with fun activities, which are thoroughly enjoyed by children and staff alike! But look closely, and you'll see that the children are also developing focus. Learning lines, songs, choreography, then being able to recall and perform all of those skills takes a lot of focus! This focus is also developed gradually through playing games and arts & crafts activities.
The children start to gain a sense of when it's time to play when they need to focus on learning - skills which will prove invaluable in a school environment.
Did you know that only 7% of communication is verbal? That means that 93% is non-verbal! So it's not what you say, but how you say it that counts. Whether you try to or not, you can read a lot about a person before they even say a word. The way they hold themselves, whether they are able to hold eye contact or their use of the space.
Our sessions not only develop the way in which your child presents themselves but also how they interact with their peers. Through games, drama activities, circle time and even the arts & crafts activities the children understand how to take turns and the importance of listening. Voice exercises and songs teach them projection and how to make speaking clearly.