How and at what age to begin to acquaint the child with the theater
If earlier scenic representations were only entertaining children, nowadays the theater is used for improving imagination, speech skills and fine motor skills, and also for inculcating a child’s artistic taste. When and how to bring children to the magical world of art?
The first acquaintance of the kid with the stage takes place at home – with the help of dolls. Such performances help the children live situations, trying on themselves various patterns of behavior and choosing the only correct one. Also the dramatization will help in case of psychological trauma. That’s why experts advise adults to play with a child in kindergarten before visiting a kindergarten or a doctor – on the eve of a trip to the hospital. Theatrical games enrich the child’s vocabulary, develop imagination and enable mom and dad to educate him without boring notations.
Some parents think that children can be introduced to the culture from any age. However, this is not entirely true opinion. A long road, a crowd of people, a constant noise will not only tire young children, but will also discourage a further visit to the Theater. And even the most pleasant emotions received from a short performance (not more than half an hour) will not outweigh such discomfort.