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When one mentions enrichment classes, most parents would either think of academic classes to boost results or non-academic classes such as piano, music or chess.

However, do you know that there are a lot more non-academic classes being offered in Singapore than the usual few?

More importantly, these non-academic classes are able to develop certain aspects of your child’s abilities that cannot be found through academics studies.

This coming week, we are going to introduce three unique yet beneficial enrichment classes and we’ll start off with…

SPEECH AND DRAMA CLASSES

Yes, there are such classes available for your child!

In KRTC Special Speech and Drama Holiday Program, you can expect your child to be engaged in various activities such as dramatization and role play, songs, poems, and even choral reading.

With the central theme of “African Safari”, your child would be exercising his creative juice to come up with a drama play with the help of his other “friends of the jungle”. Together, they will go on an exciting journey accompanied by songs, poems and jungle drums of the African tribe, and experience the African culture with African sandpaper art and tribal masks as well.

SO IT’S JUST ACTING, RIGHT?

Wrong! Speech and drama classes aren’t just about talking and acting. The primary focus of such classes is actually on the ability to articulate properly and to express themselves better. As we know, good communication skills are one of the top essential skills in the workforce right now.

Language is also extremely hard to teach. Hence, it is good exposure for your child to be in an environment where good language is used and freely expressed.

Not only that, the nature of the lessons will help to build up his vocabulary, enhance confidence, and improve on public speaking skills as well. Many children find it a challenge to speak up in class, or even to present in front of the class. In a safe, fun and relaxed environment such as a speech and drama class, they can then overcome their fear in this aspect and become more confident to do so.

BUILDING SOFT SKILLS

What makes Speech and Drama classes so special from other kinds of performing art classes such as musical instruments is that it nurtures a wide range of soft skills.

Being able to express oneself accurately and act a whole play in front of strangers is not a usual occurrence and can be difficult for adults too as well. Therefore, children in such classes will get to develop a sort of confidence not found anywhere else. They will become more comfortable with opening and speaking up and more importantly, have the self-confidence within them.

As your child is encouraged to cooperate with other children in the class to create a play, speech and drama classes also allow your child to learn how to communicate and work together as a team at a young age. These would slowly become the necessary building blocks of effective communication.

Lastly, your child’s imagination is being utilised and stretched in these classes. Corporates have gradually started to realise how important creativity and imagination are and they are becoming the most sought-after traits too. Being in a speech and drama class will definitely nurture the creativity and put it into good use!

WHAT IF MY CHILD IS SHY?

It is perfectly fine to enrol your child in speech and drama classes even if he is shy! It will probably take a few lessons for her to open up, and as kids, once he sees that the rest of the kids are having fun, he will naturally want to join in as well. Encouraging her to go for these classes, asking her how it goes and rewarding her would be the best steps to embrace the shyness.

We would love to have you at our classes.

If you are interested in any of our classes or simply want to find out more, contact us at (65) 6684 8444 or email us at sales@krtc.com.sg today!
Our representatives will share with you about the latest classes happening in the KRTC branches near you.


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