Cherrystars are passionate about the benefits that the performing arts have in early childhood development. It’s no big secret that getting children involved in the performing arts can have major payoffs in a child’s educational life. After all, research shows that children who sing/dance/act are four times more likely to be recognised for academic achievement compared with their non-performing friends — and they tend to have enhanced cognitive, motor, physical, linguistic and social development. However, the benefits don’t end there. The performing arts can enrich your child’s life in all sorts of surprising ways.
It can help develop intrinsic human qualities, such as creativity, expression, identity, culture and imagination. As well as helping to preserve our cultural heritage, it enables young children to develop their own languages which help shape their individual, community and global identity.
The performing arts can also impact positively on confidence, self-esteem, personal, emotional development and behavioural health, breaking down language barriers, cultural prejudices or societal differences.