Learning to perform magic can be an excellent way for kids to develop essential life skills and qualities. First and foremost, magic teaches kids the importance of practice and persistence. To become a skilled magician, kids need to spend time perfecting their tricks and mastering their craft. Practicing can instill a work ethic that can be applied to other areas of their lives, such as schoolwork or sports. According to Dr. Michele Borba, educational psychologist and author of “UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World.” “By learning a skill and perfecting it through practice, children develop self-discipline, patience, and perseverance – all essential qualities for success in life. The process of learning a skill and improving over time also helps build confidence and self-esteem, as children see their hard work and dedication pay off in tangible ways.”
Performing magic can provide a unique and creative outlet for self-expression, allowing kids to showcase their personalities and individual styles and helping kids develop their communication and presentation skills. Magicians must effectively communicate their ideas and tell a compelling story to engage and entertain an audience. Crafting and delivering a magic routine can help kids develop these skills. According to Dr. Laura Markham, clinical psychologist and author of “Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting.” “Learning how to communicate in front of an audience is a valuable tool that can serve kids well throughout their lives, whether they are giving a presentation at school or speaking at a job interview.”
Finally, learning magic can be a lot of fun! As Dr. Joyce Brothers, psychologist and television personality, says, “Having fun is not a diversion from a successful life; it is the pathway to it.” Magic tricks can be endlessly entertaining and engaging, providing entertainment and enjoyment for the magician and their audience. Learning and practicing magic can also be an ideal way for kids to bond with friends and family members who share their interests in the art form. Learning to perform magic can provide kids many benefits, from practical skills to personal fulfillment and enjoyment.
You can introduce your child to magic in several ways and get him or her to learn to perform magic tricks. Magic kits are a good way to learn magic. Many toy stores and online retailers sell magic kits with props and instructions for performing various tricks. There are also many online tutorials and videos available that teach magic tricks step-by-step. YouTube is a great resource for finding free tutorials. Many magicians learn magic from books. There are thousands of books on the art of magic. Your public library has numerous titles. Magic books can typically be found in the non-fiction section of the library, specifically in the 793.8 Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system.
If your child has a keen interest you may be best of to find a professional magician to teach him or her magic. The Silly Magician provides in person and online magic lessons. If interested call 631-576-9098.