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Going on an Easter Egg Hunt!

In writing this post, I'm hoping to sufficiently distract myself from the Easter Treats which I've just purchased for the children... but they are calling my name... just so you know ;) As a child, my Granny always used to do Easter Egg Hunts for us, and this year,...

Is Three a Crowd?

Depending on your point of view, three is either a crowd; or perhaps the magic number - anyone else remember De La Soul? (I'm showing my age, huh? :)) What about when it comes to friends? I was chatting to a parent this week - she was expressing concerns about her...

Spring Cleaning

Spring has sprung! Well slightly. We've had a couple of nice days here in London - I'm seeing crocuses and daffs popping up - so as far as I'm concerned, we're there. The good news - longer, lighter days... the bad news - it's probably time to Spring...

Should Siblings Attend the Same School?

Yesterday I met a fellow Mummy for coffee and cake; her two children are a little older than mine - her eldest is 11 and her youngest is 9. To date, (that is to say, until her eldest started secondary school) they have always attended the same school. It seemed like a...

Kids Say The Funniest Things

I was chatting to a few parents after a Perform class this week, when one of the children came running up to me; very excitedly: "Lucy, Lucy - I've got a massive brew - do you want to see?" Amused and somewhat intrigued I said yes, of course. He rolled up...

Helping Your Child Develop Thinking Skills

At Perform we talk a lot about the benefits of drama in terms of child development; we tend to break it down to the four Cs: Confidence; Communication; Concentration and Coordination. Whilst of course drama does indeed benefit children in these core areas, of late I've...

Keeping Children Focused (or Taming the Rabble!)

Being the Principal of Perform I've learnt a good deal about crowd control over the years - keeping a gaggle of 4 to 8 year olds focused and entertained is no mean feat. I met with some of my teachers this week and was keen to get them to share some of their experiences...

Building Your Child's Confidence

We all want our children to be confident, but some children struggle. At Perform I speak to many parents who are concerned about how little confidence their children have. Some are sceptical that a children's drama class can actually help. After all, asking a child who...

Eating Out with Your Child

Eating out should be fun, right? Sadly, I know some parents who've given up on eating out with their children altogether as they've found the experience entirely too much of a trauma to bother with. I love eating out (no cooking, no washing up - what's not to...

Music & your Child

Most children love music, whether it's singing nursery rhymes complete with actions (of course), having a little dance or even listening to something more soothing before they go to sleep. My Mum loves to tell people about how I would make up my own songs when I was...
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