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Are you looking for ways to keep your child engaged and learning during self-isolation? One opportunity you might want to consider is learning about public speaking for children.

Fostering Debate Talent Academy is one resource offering online workshops and courses for children of a variety of ages to help them develop the skills needed for public speaking.

Why is developing the confidence of public speaking for children so important?

Communication is the backbone of any society. It allows us to form connections, influence decisions, and motivate change. Public speaking is one of the most important and most dreaded forms of communication. In the working world, public speaking is a vital skill to have. While some kids take to it naturally, others tend to be more fearful of standing and talking in front of a crowd.

Public speaking helps to develop your child in the following ways:

  • Improved communication skills: no matter what direction your child takes in life, good communication skills are essential.
  • Increased self-esteem: Self-esteem and self-confidence are highly important factors for communication and the foundation for learning. When children feel more comfortable with themselves, their abilities, and the people around them, they are more able to engage in the learning process.
  • Planning experience: Gives children the opportunity to practice planning and structuring presenting their point of view.
  • The power of persuasion: Teaches children about the power of presenting your cause or beliefs in a meaningful and well-informed way.

Public speaking is critical to have as an adult, developing the ability as a child is one of the best ways to conquer it.

Resources to learn about public speaking for children:

For more information on learning about public speaking visit Fostering Debate Talent Academy.

For more resources on websites and organizations that offer a variety of learning opportunities during self-isolation:

Also, consider taking a look at the Bitaa app and at Bitaa’s Video Collection for a collection of activities and ideas that you can do from the comfort of your home.

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