ACA Kids is a partnership between MindChamps and the Actors Centre Australia, a world-class dramatic arts institution that trained Hollywood royalty Hugh Jackman. The programme believes that tomorrow’s world will require your children to be confident and creative, and to possess the ability to connect meaningfully with others.
Split into three age groups, children as young as 3 years old can begin their journey with the ACA Kids programme.
At this early age, the focus is on making learning feel like play. Children will be engaged and encouraged to participate in activities to express themselves. Trainers will take children on a fun journey of adventure to ignite their imagination, explore their thoughts and then express them through various theatrical forms like acting, poetry, songs and games – to boost confidence and awareness of their strengths.
In this stage, children will be immersed in fun themes through theatre. They will learn how to communicate eff ectively through games and be introduced to role play. The trainers will prepare children towards presenting themselves to an audience, through a process that increases higher-order thinking, improves social and oral communication skills, and convey the importance of collaboration.
Your child is now ready for bigger things! The last stage of the programme focuses on dynamic story-telling with emotional qualities. At this level, the emphasis is on building the story-telling journey with theatre. Children will explore drama using stories as the stimulus and then re-enact them through dramatisation. Through this process, your child will be able to unlock his or her fullest potential while exploring the depth of the inner self.
Wonder if this programme is for your kid? Attend MindChamps’ two-hour workshop at only $38 per couple, which allows parents to experience the ACA Kids programme first-hand for themselves. After attending the workshop, you can even use your tickets to redeem a trial class for your child!
From The Finder Kids (Vol. 21), November 2017
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