Kids in their formative years are most easily able to think “outside the box”. They aren’t persuaded easily by negative self-talk or self-doubt. They truly believe that they can do absolutely anything! So it becomes all the more important for the grownups in their lives to provide avenues to learn skills, express creativity, and figure out where their knacks and interests lie.
Of course, there are different avenues of expression, but the purpose of this piece is to bring your attention to a special kind of performance art. The performing arts encourage children to expand their imaginations, explore their emotions, and help them develop their own, unique personalities. Each discipline of music, dance, and drama engages a child’s brain, body, and emotions in different ways to encourage their confidence and find joy in self-expression.
HOW VENTRILOQUISM MAKES FOR A GREAT LEARNING TOOL
The art of speaking so that the voice seems to come from a source other than the speaker’s vocal organs is called ventriloquism. Of course, it is usually seen performing with the aid of a puppet or a dummy so that it is easier to present a convincing illusion of the “voice” coming from the aid and not from the performer.
Right at the outset, it’s quite easy to see that practice and perfection of this art form is a treasure trove of some excellent skills. The ventriloquist creates the illusion that the voice is originating somewhere else by a combination of barely moving their lips, using an altered voice for their “friend” on stage, and casually (yet skilfully) directing the audience’s attention to the supposed “source” of the voice.
IMPORTANT SKILLS BUILT IN THE PROCESS
- Speech Therapy & Voice Modulation
- Physical and Mental Multi-Tasking
- Confidence & Communication Skills
- Addresses the Fear of Public Speaking
- Creative and Critical Thinking
- Story Writing and Scripting
HOLD UP – WE’VE GOT LEARNING SOLUTIONS TOO!
The newest course added to our vast library teaches kids about the ins and outs of Ventriloquism. It is divided into simple video tutorials that will take kids through the basics and on to some more advanced stuff for the keen learner.
This course is available for free on the DIY app and it’s going to have kids coming back over and over again to meet all the wonderful characters that come alive to teach the course right alongside our wonderful coach.
They’ll also keep coming back because they’ll be busy perfecting their craft because – well – practice DOES make perfect.
Celebrity Ventriloquist Seema Golchha teaches kids how to
- Create the illusion of sound
- Throw their voices
- Make their own puppets
- Perform in front of an audience
- and so much more!
It’s really a matter of attention to detail and a strong desire to have fun. This whole course can be accessed for free on the DIY app. You can download it by clicking HERE.
If you’d like to check out the course structure you can also choose to continue on web by clicking HERE. But remember – full course access is available only on the DIY App.
SOME MORE AWESOME FROM THE WORLD OF THE VENTS
In case you’d like to see what some amazing vent-work looks like, you can check out Jeff Dunham being an absolute BOSS on any of his Netflix specials.
To learn about Ventriloquism History, you can browse through the International Ventriloquist Society’s Hall of Fame.
To understand more about why the brain is susceptible to the suggestion of there being more than one living entity on stage while a ventrilquist performs check out this article that appeared in the New Scientist magazine HERE.
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Until next time folks – cheers!