Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Put down the iPad,and come do Drama!!

Have just read a fascinating study on the effect the 'screen' age is having on children.

Screen time in young children is providing what psychologists are calling 'instant reward'. A reward without any effort or real learning. It prevents the development of perseverance, of initiative, and problem solving skills in the real world.

"If the neural pathways that control social and imaginative responses aren't developed in early childhood, it's difficult to revive them later. A whole generation could grow up without the mental ability to create their own fun, devise their own games and enjoy real friendships - all because of endless screen-time."

Drama classes are a fantastic and fun way to get children away from those screens for an hour, engaging with others, developing social skills, using their imaginations and communication skills!  Sign up today!