Dramatization can and should be introduced to children right from Toddler stage, provided it is done the right way. This gem of an art and activity provides ideal stimulus for each and every Intelligence Centre of the brain and each and every Developmental Area. However, it can play havoc if done in the usual mundane way. Learning the script by heart and then having to reproduce in front of strangers, without any interest or involvement with the whole, can be traumatic and very stressful for the pre-school and primary school child.
We, at Mothercare School, have been using this tool extensively for the last 37 years. This year too, on 6th December, we celebrated Mothercarefest ’15. It was the culmination of a month-long workshop on dramatization in which all our school children from Toddlers to class IV participated and put up a stunning, unbelievable performance for the parents. This dramatization workshop is a major contributor to their natural, happy, playful state. At the same time, it helps them to be at par and ready for their entrance interviews and tests in an organic manner, confidently and without any stress. What is an interview or two when they have faced an audience of 400 people and enjoyed it like nothing before!
The reason this process takes us 2 months is that we take this opportunity to ensure optimal growth for the child in every possible area… and you can gauge our success in this endeavour from the photographs and clippings below
Principal, Mrs. Shobha Dev sharing her thoughts with the parents.
The Toddlers and Playgroup children performing Peppa Pig and the Fire Engine.