This is best observed in the classroom. Have a talent show in the classroom or home. Let children pick a partner or perform alone. They can sing, dance or make up a song with an instrument. Observe the child’s rhythm, ability to make up a tune and move to the beat.
The adult is the announcer, calling the child’s name and what she will do. The child can emerge from behind a curtain or sheet after her name is announced. Some children will be shy and want to be partnered with a more outgoing child.
The child will often be silly or make up songs or dances that are wild and funny to get people to laugh.
Encourage parents to have talent shows at home. This is a fun way for children to build self-confidence. Parents can also pick out emerging talents that can be nurtured.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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