It is no secret that Covid-19 has taken the world by storm. The pandemic has affected everyone from the young to the elderly. Now that Singapore is slowly opening up again, here are some reasons why speech and drama matters now more than ever.
Dr Chan Poh Chong, head and senior consultant in the division of general ambulatory paediatrics and adolescent medicine at the National University Hospital (NUH), said that any major disaster may have traumatic effects on children. Dr Celine Wong a consultant in the department of psychological medicine at the NUH, said that there has been an increase in anxiety and depression in children post-circuit breaker.
Speech and drama classes are a safe space for your children to process their thoughts and feelings without being judged or teased. These classes will also be able to help your children re-build their self-esteem. With Covid-19 in our midst, it is harder to focus on one task let alone an entire school day on the internet. Speech and drama can help your child to focus and concentrate as they are encouraged to listen to each other’s opinions and thoughts.
Even though Covid-19 has its negative impacts, it gives children the opportunity to re-build themselves to be more resilient. It also gives them the opportunity to explore new hobbies they have never thought to try before or never had the time to try out before. So carpe diem and sign up for classes today!