As if you haven’t had the kids at home enough this year, the long school holiday is almost upon us! If you’re looking for ideas for ways to keep them busy over the summer, have you thought about booking them in for magic lessons?
If your children like magic, a magic lesson could really boost their interest in the subject. I’ll give them the props they’ll need so they can continue to practise what they’ve learnt after the lesson. Trying to perfect the tricks I teach them could keep them occupied for some time to come!
Hopefully your kids will love learning magic tricks and will do it for the sheer enjoyment of it. Little do they know they’re doing something that’s extremely good for them. Learning and practising magic tricks will help them improve their dexterity and coordination. In addition, all magicians need to develop their patter as part of their act, which means your kids will improve their communication skills and gain confidence speaking to groups.
Learning magic isn’t only a way to keep them occupied, it has also been shown to improve children’s confidence and social skills. In a study conducted by psychologists at the University of Hertfordshire, children between the ages of 10 and 12 who received just one magic lesson showed a significant boost in social skills and confidence – much more so even than standard self-esteem lessons. Professor Richard Wiseman, one of the study’s authors, said: “Learning magic requires self-discipline, an understanding of how other people think, and an ability to entertain. Also, unlike playing computer games, it encourages children to interact with their friends and family.”
Learning new skills is also great for your children’s brain development. The brain is a muscle, which means that – just like the body – the more you work it, the fitter it’ll get. And just like all muscles, if you don’t exercise it, it will wither. In other words, use it or lose it. Without formal teaching over the summer, getting the kids to learn something new under the disguise of a fun activity will help them improve their brain development.
My lessons last for an hour, during which I’ll teach a mixture of close-up magic tricks. I’m happy to teach one or two children at a time, or larger groups if parents want to get together to make it more cost effective. If it’s your child’s birthday, why not organise a magic lesson party where I’ll teach magic tricks to a group of up to 20 and also put on a magic show myself.
Magic lessons are a terrific way of entertaining the kids during the summer holidays, at the same time as increasing their confidence and social skills. And who knows, they might even spark a new hobby that could keep your kids entertained for years to come!
To find out more, or enrol in Magic School, please get in touch.
The best magician I have ever seen, producing fire one moment then a block of ice the next. AMAZING.
Unbelievably, bloody brilliant, astonishing magic.
My card was frozen in a block of ice – it’s utter madness but sheer brilliance.
I don’t know whether to be amazed or to just burn you at the stake.
It’s truly baffling.
All I can say is just WOW.
OH MY GOD! How is that possible?
Outstanding magic. A magnificent eye catching performance.
Tonight I witnessed real magic happen right before my very eyes.
I was captivated from start to finish, exceptional entertainer.
One of the finest purveyors of the magical arts I have ever seen.
Utterly Mind Boggling Brilliance.