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Drama Rainbow of Beijing arms kids against bullies with Drama in Education (Famous British Creativity Training)

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by DramaRainbow, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Watching kids play together in a school yard or
    playground is never boring for a parent. Either they take great pleasure and
    pride in their child or they are deeply pained.
    The social interaction of child play always reveals the raw character of
    kids. Some prove to be potential leaders as they
    take charge of games and activities, while most become cooperative or passive
    followers, while yet others become victims of intimidation and verbal abuse from
    bullies. Which of the above three categories a
    child falls into depends primarily upon two key factors:

    1.
    How much self-confidence a child
    has


    2.
    How
    creatively they can deal with a challenge


    If a child has
    sufficient levels of self-confidence they will not shy away from a challenge,
    and when confronted with one, they can rely on their own creativity (rather than
    intervention from parents) to prevail over their playground, and real-life
    problems. But according to over 5,000 child
    psychologists in 29 countries, polled in 2008, children only have the first 8
    years of their life (the formative years) to build this confidence and
    creativity as part of their core personality, before their mind’s thinking
    patterns becomes programmed for life.

    Children who are
    intimidated, manipulated, and exploited by more aggressive kids do not feel they
    have the inner strength (courage) , knowledge, or skills to verbally or
    physically defend themselves in a confrontation. This equation can be
    drastically flipped with an injection of confidence and creativity, precisely
    the two magic ingredients cultivated at Drama Rainbow of Beijing.

    What the heck is
    Drama Rainbow? In case you did not see the
    specials on BTV, CCTV, BBC or the articles in Global Times, Time Out, Parents
    Magazine etc… Drama Rainbow is China’s pioneer in Drama In Education – a unique
    and very successful training program brought over from the U.K. where it has a
    proven track record of over 25 years. It takes
    young children 3-8 years of ages and transforms them into creative social
    animals that over a course of one year, become very good at solving problems –
    simple at first but growing quite complex in nature. The kids get to solve these problems in imaginary
    stories where they each play a role. The story, roles, and problems, are
    designated by one of a dozen international teachers, who then sits back and only
    guides the children with questions through the resolution process. The children are compelled to use their own imagination
    to come up with creative solutions – the basis of true innovation. Solving these problems all by themselves instills
    incredible self-confidence as the kids soon come to realize that almost any
    problem can be resolved if tackled creatively.


    When children apply
    this new-found confidence and creativity in their daily lives, the difference
    can be profound, as proven by research studies at UCLA, Stanford, and Cambridge
    universities. These studies indicate that young children exposed to DiE and/or
    the creative arts before age 8 develop IQs, EQs, and test scores that are
    typically 10%-20% higher than their peers.

    Confidence also
    empowers children to make their own choices, while creativity enables them to
    find many solutions to a problem and then select the one solution that is most
    beneficial and practical for them – and not someone else.
    As for the bullies who
    rely on brute force and intimidation, they can usually be completely neutralized
    with the right choice of creative words – spoken with complete confidence.


    For parents who are
    concerned about low-confidence or creativity levels in their kids, they may want
    to visit Drama Rainbow in Beijing, or at least their web site at www.DramaRainbow.com. For
    those unsure about their child’s self-confidence,
    child psychologist Cai Jingkun suggests you ask yourself five
    questions:

    1.
    Does your child often watch others play
    but is reluctant to actively participate?

    2.
    Is your child easily talked into
    doing what other kids want them to do?

    3.
    Does your child avoid group play and
    instead prefer to play alone or with one or two trusted friends?

    4.
    Does your child always avoid
    arguments with others even when they disagree?

    5.
    Does your child often seem withdrawn
    or worried?

    Of course, the longer
    you wait to address this problem, the more difficult it becomes to fix.
    But if you stop and reflect upon your own childhood,
    you might agree with Professor DiMarco of Peking University who said… “The
    greatest gift we can ever give our children is confidence”.

    http://www.globaltimes.cn/www/english/metro-beijing/community/events/2010-04/507131.html
     
  2. Watching kids play together in a school yard or
    playground is never boring for a parent. Either they take great pleasure and
    pride in their child or they are deeply pained.
    The social interaction of child play always reveals the raw character of
    kids. Some prove to be potential leaders as they
    take charge of games and activities, while most become cooperative or passive
    followers, while yet others become victims of intimidation and verbal abuse from
    bullies. Which of the above three categories a
    child falls into depends primarily upon two key factors:

    1.
    How much self-confidence a child
    has


    2.
    How
    creatively they can deal with a challenge


    If a child has
    sufficient levels of self-confidence they will not shy away from a challenge,
    and when confronted with one, they can rely on their own creativity (rather than
    intervention from parents) to prevail over their playground, and real-life
    problems. But according to over 5,000 child
    psychologists in 29 countries, polled in 2008, children only have the first 8
    years of their life (the formative years) to build this confidence and
    creativity as part of their core personality, before their mind’s thinking
    patterns becomes programmed for life.

    Children who are
    intimidated, manipulated, and exploited by more aggressive kids do not feel they
    have the inner strength (courage) , knowledge, or skills to verbally or
    physically defend themselves in a confrontation. This equation can be
    drastically flipped with an injection of confidence and creativity, precisely
    the two magic ingredients cultivated at Drama Rainbow of Beijing.

    What the heck is
    Drama Rainbow? In case you did not see the
    specials on BTV, CCTV, BBC or the articles in Global Times, Time Out, Parents
    Magazine etc… Drama Rainbow is China’s pioneer in Drama In Education – a unique
    and very successful training program brought over from the U.K. where it has a
    proven track record of over 25 years. It takes
    young children 3-8 years of ages and transforms them into creative social
    animals that over a course of one year, become very good at solving problems –
    simple at first but growing quite complex in nature. The kids get to solve these problems in imaginary
    stories where they each play a role. The story, roles, and problems, are
    designated by one of a dozen international teachers, who then sits back and only
    guides the children with questions through the resolution process. The children are compelled to use their own imagination
    to come up with creative solutions – the basis of true innovation. Solving these problems all by themselves instills
    incredible self-confidence as the kids soon come to realize that almost any
    problem can be resolved if tackled creatively.


    When children apply
    this new-found confidence and creativity in their daily lives, the difference
    can be profound, as proven by research studies at UCLA, Stanford, and Cambridge
    universities. These studies indicate that young children exposed to DiE and/or
    the creative arts before age 8 develop IQs, EQs, and test scores that are
    typically 10%-20% higher than their peers.

    Confidence also
    empowers children to make their own choices, while creativity enables them to
    find many solutions to a problem and then select the one solution that is most
    beneficial and practical for them – and not someone else.
    As for the bullies who
    rely on brute force and intimidation, they can usually be completely neutralized
    with the right choice of creative words – spoken with complete confidence.


    For parents who are
    concerned about low-confidence or creativity levels in their kids, they may want
    to visit Drama Rainbow in Beijing, or at least their web site at www.DramaRainbow.com. For
    those unsure about their child’s self-confidence,
    child psychologist Cai Jingkun suggests you ask yourself five
    questions:

    1.
    Does your child often watch others play
    but is reluctant to actively participate?

    2.
    Is your child easily talked into
    doing what other kids want them to do?

    3.
    Does your child avoid group play and
    instead prefer to play alone or with one or two trusted friends?

    4.
    Does your child always avoid
    arguments with others even when they disagree?

    5.
    Does your child often seem withdrawn
    or worried?

    Of course, the longer
    you wait to address this problem, the more difficult it becomes to fix.
    But if you stop and reflect upon your own childhood,
    you might agree with Professor DiMarco of Peking University who said… “The
    greatest gift we can ever give our children is confidence”.

    http://www.globaltimes.cn/www/english/metro-beijing/community/events/2010-04/507131.html
     

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