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D+D on PBS: 7 Ways for Kids to Learn Empathy Through Acting

Your child is soooo…dramatic!

Whether those words come from a babysitter, a teacher or the judgy lady in line behind you at the grocery store, they’re usually the last ones you’d ever want to hear about your kid.

But even if we just described your teary-eyed tantrum-throwing tyke to a tee, don’t worry! There’s another kind of dramatic that can be really good for you – and for your kids too!

Read our newest article on the PBS Parents website to learn all sorts of stuff about how acting can help kids, including:

  • What skills kids build when they “play pretend”
  • Which ages are best for exploring drama
  • Seven fun acting games you can play with your kids right now
  • Why it’s smart to encourage your toddler to pretend to be a bowl of porridge
  • And more!

If you find it artistically fulfilling to perform excerpted monologues from the other things we write – like our parenting book Think Like a Baby – then you’ll love honing your craft with this article, too.

So what are you waiting for? Go check out our new article now!

“7 Ways for Kids to Learn Empathy Through Acting” by Amber and Andy Ankowski

One reply on “D+D on PBS: 7 Ways for Kids to Learn Empathy Through Acting”

Amber and Andy, I love this article. So glad that I could enjoy the children’s performance of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. You shared great advice.

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