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Working with different age groups

What are the differences between 4-7s and 7-12s age group classes at Perform? Maybe you've tried 4-7s but haven't yet moved up to 7-12? There are some important differences which target the developmental needs of different age groups, to ensure progress...

Mental health immune system

We all know that young children build up their immune systems through catching colds and minor illnesses. But is it possible to help build their 'mental health immune system'? Building resilience through dealing with problems at an early age can help children to...

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental health has always been fundamental to well-being but, only recently, has it been given the attention it deserves. The month of May shines a spotlight on mental health with Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK from 9 to 15 May. This year, the focus...

The man behind the music

One of the reasons children love Perform is the catchy songs which are all written by co-founder, Will Barnett. We talk to Will about his process for creating Perform's creative resources and Perform’s upcoming West End show, Jungle Rumble, at The Fortune...

Experiences for Christmas

With Christmas approaching, it's almost inevitable that our homes are about to be hit with an onslaught of ‘stuff’ that our children will obsess over for a week and then deposit into the toy graveyard. After hearing that Perform’s Jungle Rumble West End...

How to recruit a fabulous teacher

If your child has ever been to a Perform class, you'll know that all our teachers are brilliant - enthusiastic, energetic and extremely professional. Not only are they talented performers in their own right, they are also totally passionate about helping childen...

5 Top Tips on choosing a holiday course for your child

With the summer holidays fast approaching and the new academic year hot on its tail, there are a multitude of children’s courses to choose from but how do you choose? And how can you be sure that you’re leaving your child in a safe and secure...

Creating Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - a story that has been told to generations of children and passed down through families across the world. 156 years after the book was first written by Lewis Carroll and read by the likes of Queen Victoria and a young Oscar...

It's good to talk

A few years ago we conducted a survey with Perform parents. What they were most concerned about was their children's communication skills being stunted by the digital age. Too much spending time online and not communcating in person, for example. When I was a teenager...

World Book Day - 6 ways to get your child to read

On the first Thursday of every March, millions of children celebrate World Book Day -  a charity funded by publishers and book -sellers across the UK and Ireland. Their mission is to promote reading for pleasure and to offer every child and young person the...
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