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Baby Signing - does it delay speech?

This post may be a little controversial (and I welcome your feedback) but I really don't agree with the concept of ?baby signing? which has become very fashionable these days. This is for one reason only - I genuinely think it delays children's speech...

Drama Teachers Wanted!

When I first started Perform, one of my friends told me that ?staff would be my biggest problem?. She had her own business and said that finding the right people was her main challenge. In many ways, she was right. It is continual challenge to keep recruiting brilliant...

My child's not a Perform-type child

Two years ago, I offered my friend a free place at Perform for her son who had just turned 4 years old. She thanked me but declined saying ?He's not a performing sort of a boy but I'm sure his sister will enjoy it when she's old enough, she's really confident...

Holiday - what holiday?!

It's the Easter holidays and I'm often asked if this is a nice quiet time for me at Perform. Well, it's definitely quiet in the sense that we only have our holiday workshops running and not our normal workshops, but actually the holidays are probably my busiest...

Let's develop the child as a whole

One question that my teachers and I are frequently asked by Perform parents is ?Where should my child be at this stage?? And if I'm completely honest, as a mother myself, it's a question that I find myself asking about my own children too. I guess, as parents,...

Hello - helping children develop good communication skills

If you read my blogs regularly, you'll know that I like to talk about communication skills and how important it is that we make children confident communicators from an early age. As you might expect, this is something that we are passionate about at Perform. In fact,...

Happy St David's day

When I was a child, my favourite days of the year, in order, were: 1) Christmas Day 2) My birthday 3) St David's Day The first two are obvious of course - they involve presents! But the third, St David's day, might surprise you.   For those who...

Make some space for Drama, Mr Gove

Yes, I know I'm always harping on about confidence and its importance, but I just don't think that there is enough emphasis on this vital contributor to lifelong success in our children's Early Years education. Drama, which is a proven way of helping children...

Happy 12th Birthday Perform

12 months. 12 disciples. 12 star signs. 12 years of Perform. On 8th January 2012, Perform was 12 years old and I, for one, can't quite believe it. It was January 8th 2000 when I started my first ever Perform class at Primrose Hill Community Centre with just 4 children....

Thanks to our amazing drama teachers

The last 3 weeks have been extremely busy for me because I've been contracting all our teachers for next term. As you can imagine, with over 200 schools and currently 208 teachers working for Perform, this is no easy task. It also demands quite a lot of concentration, so...
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