When children showed signs of loving dance, adults began to wonder – what role should parents’ play – if any – in both helping their children find their purpose and nurturing it? It’s important to be alert to what the kids are interested in and gravitate towards naturally. Family is more than sharing a name. Family affords a safe and secure haven of support to take risks and try new things – therefore opening themselves up to the possibility of developing the one thing or things they feel passionate about.
Everyone has unique skills and talents, and that is what makes each one of us special. At Stockbridge American International School, everyone is a part of a community of families who support and nurture the students. The school’s AVR was filled with music, fun and love last September 14, 2018 from 8o’clock in the morning until 4o’clock in the afternoon. All the students from Smart Explorer 1 (1.6yo) to Grade 4 (9yo) showcased their talents and special skills together with their families. More than a hundred families joined the performances. A strong relationship is found between arts and familial engagement and educational attainment. There’s an impact in literacy when families take part in the child’s academic school life. The students performed singing, dancing, painting, reading a story, demonstration of a sport stunt and other amazing performances. Indeed, presentation is a great way to boost self-esteem and confidence in young learners. It molds them to be holistically confident individuals, well rounded in physical, emotional and social development.
The smiles on the children’s faces are relentless. It is indeed apparent that “Talent Hour” created wonderful memories and experiences for the whole family to cherish.