This 30-week interactive class is a fun, low-pressure Introduction to Public Speaking class for little ones. The instruction in this class gives your students the chance to learn valuable skills that will last a lifetime. Public Speaking does not have to be difficult. It can actually be fun!
With proper instruction even the youngest can learn effective public speaking. Repetition strengthens and confirms. Every person has something interesting to say. Learning HOW to properly communicate the things that are important to you will follow your student throughout his/her life. Even the shyest most nervous person can be a good speaker.
Each week, your young student will have a simple Show-n-Tell. It will be in the form of a presentation. The goal is that every student will speak at every class. The focus will be on the students’ oral presentation as well as “learning to use props.” ie their “Show and Tell”. Weekly lessons will include basic speech skills such as voice volume, eye contact and posture. We learn listening skills as well as class manners. Topics range in scope from the alphabet, holidays, random acts of kindness (i.e. “bring a favorite toy and tell the class 3 reasons why it’s your favorite”, or “dress like your favorite book character and tell why”). After giving their “presentation”, classmates will have the chance to ask questions. This engaging class will develop your child’s confidence levels, and teach them not only how to be a better speaker but how to be a better listener.
This class is a happy, busy , interactive learning experience. Books are read, games played including the entire class, nature walks, and slow movement to classical movement are many times included in a class day.
Supply Fee: $80
Tutor: Beth Vess
In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects our ability to meet in person in a classroom for the 2020-21 school year, I will make the following adjustments to this class. Tutor and students will meet at the scheduled class time via a video chat service. Assignments can be submitted electronically, and feedback will be provided electronically. Our goal is to meet in person as soon as it is feasible. We may begin classroom meetings at any point during the school year as the COVID-19 situation resolves.