Parents have a lot of responsibility. They must teach their children the skills they need to survive and thrive. It is ultimately up to parents to make sure kids learn to read and write, while you also must reinforce the subjects they are learning in school. However, one thing you don't have to teach is imagination. 

Children are naturally curious and creative. All parents have to do is help make sure they are facilitating opportunities for imagination. A great way to help fuel imagination is by introducing them to theater. 

In this article, we are providing tips for how to kickstart your child's love for theater. 

Be careful what you wish for, as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Into the Woods JR. features all of your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch — in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.

Performing art summer camps are a fun getaway for kids to help fill the time during a school break and keep them active. If you are considering a summer camp program for your child, you may be wondering if it is the right fit for your child’s personality. 

Although each child is unique, we believe performing art at summer camp is beneficial for all kids because it helps your child find sparks of inspiration that continue to foster, nurture, and develop original ideas by introducing them to the arts as soon as possible. 

Best of all, children create lifetime memories with new friends, and they will be able to take risks when trying something new, which instills confidence and inspires your child to continue to grow.

Childhood is a time of imagination and wonder. Especially in an area so saturated with beauty like Asheville, children see the world around them much less how it is and more as it should be. For parents and adults, our role is to facilitate the space for their innocence. We can fuel their creativity in many ways:

  • Encouraging unstructured outdoor time
  • Limiting television and screen time
  • Allow children space to paint and craft
  • Taking kids on family hikes that explore vast open views, thick forests, rolling rivers, and majestic waterfalls
  • Reading books with our children 

The theater is centered on wonder and imagination. We cannot stress enough how often we have seen theater help our students come alive. Here are 7 reasons we recommend exposing children to theater.