We encourage your child to write e-books and publish them in your child’s web site.
Writing is an important part of our daily lives. It is, however, a difficult skill to learn and master. By getting a head start with some simple activities, you can help your child begin to develop her writing skills at an early age. By doing so you will be contributing to her future success as a student and as an adult while teaching her how to express herself.
Why is writing important?
Writing is practical.
Every day, we need to write in order to complete our tasks, whether we are filling out a form at the bank, office or writing an important letter. These tasks require us to write clearly, and organize information effectively.
Writing is an important element of a student’s education.
Whether students are writing by hand or on the computer, many assignments and exams require students to write short answers or longer essays as a way of assessing what they have learned. As students get older, they will be expected to show more sophisticated writing skills, and to complete more sophisticated tasks through their writing. In addition, many colleges and universities require students to write essays as part of their admissions application.
Writing can be an important element of an employee’s job.
Employees in many kinds of jobs are required to write on a daily basis. Perhaps they are taking phone messages and doing administrative work, or writing research reports and newspaper articles. Whatever the task, their ability to do their job well may depend on their ability to write. Many job applicants also must submit a resumé and a letter of application when applying to a new job.
Writing is an important form of communication.
Writing letters and emails is a common way of keeping in touch with our friends, relatives, and professional colleagues. Writing is frequently the final stage in communication when we want to leave no room for doubt, which is why we write and sign contracts, leases, and treaties when we make important decisions.
Writing can be an important outlet.
Many people find writing to be therapeutic, and a helpful way to express feelings that cannot be expressed so easily by speaking.
Developing Effective Presentation Skills
Effective presentation skills foster student learning by establishing clear communication and helping students engage in the learning process.
In this session, our learners will examine effective presentation techniques related to course content, delivery, and emotional connection to them.
Having to speak in front of an audience scares most people, but if your child learns this crucial skill in their childhood you will help them to avoid being ever anxious about speaking in public. Children approach things often in a fearless way. Thus, the sooner you start teaching your child public speaking skills the better. Speaking in front of people – taught at an early age – might help them to become great communicators and leaders one day. A skill and asset that they will keep for the rest of their life.
Visual Aid Development
Body Language Techniques
Topic Knowledge Development
Children all over the world are taught to speak in public when they are still quite young. This is partly because if kids can be taught skills relating to public speaking while they are still young, they will inevitably do it that much better when they get older. But it is also because public speaking instills confidence and leadership skills in people of all ages.
In our Language Centre, children are given the opportunity to learn how to speak confidently in public. Those who embrace the challenge and succeed at it, usually achieve a whole lot more later in life than those who do not. But kids public speaking is really no different from adult public speaking. While adults may respond differently, every person, regardless of age, sex and beliefs, will benefit from exactly the same basic guidelines.
Whatever your age, if you are going to make a speech to a large (or even a small) group of people, you need to know what you are aiming for. Then you need to prepare the speech – and then practice it until you are perfectly at ease with your planned presentation. A good public speaker will enjoy delivering the presentation and emerge emotionally and spiritually fulfilled.
Most children will benefit from a teacher who is able to break down this process into simple language, and simple understanding. Here are some hints that you can use if you are going to be teaching kids about public speaking.
How are we going to start with?:
Decide what purpose their speech must fulfill. Are they teaching their audience something, or are they there to entertain the audience? Is there something they need to convince the people who are listening to them, or something they need to persuade them to do? Or do they just want to make them laugh and be happy?
Choose a topic they are comfortable with. Or if they are given a topic, encourage them to adapt the subject matter so that it relates to something they know about. A person who is passionate about a subject will often excel when asked to talk about this subject. The same applies to people who know a lot about the subject matter.
Research the topic even if they think they know about it already. Teach them about the concept of having reserve knowledge, so that if they forget the line of speech, or get asked questions, they do not find they are out of their depth. Research also often adds new lines of thought and a new direction to a speech. This is especially important for people who keep being asked to talk about the same thing over and over again.
Work out a good outline for the speech and make sure they know how to start the speech and how to end it. If they are confident about the content, this will usually fall into place. But a good outline will help them to make the speech flow more naturally.
Realize the importance of practicing speeches, even if the words they practice change when they eventually stand up in front of the live audience. Practice makes perfect. At the same time, make sure they do not expect that every speech they give will be perfect. It is also important that people accept they can only do their best.
Acknowledge that they are probably going to feel nervous, but realize that they can overcome this fear. By teaching kids to learn how to relax, they will be able to address an audience with confidence. They need to realize that experience is the key here.
Accept that public speaking is a skill that they can learn. Very few people have an innate ability to stand up in front of a crowd and deliver words that make sense, inspire or make a difference. Kids can benefit from learning that developing this kind of skill will help them develop and achieve whatever it is they want from life.