5 Great Goals for Kids Ages 3-12

Parents, please share this article with your kids and help younger children, they CAN achieve these goals! Time Management: set up a weekly schedule for your lessons/homework, afterschool activities and home choirs. Add a small new project every week (clean your closet/desk/room, organize toys, books, etc). Challenge yourself to follow it and get rewarded at the end of the week if you complete everything on time! Be Proactive: Take the lead on projects at home and at school.  Choose from a small group project, craft, family activity or even home dinner. You will gain a lot of confidence and self-respect! Learn

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What Are The Benefits of Playing a ‘Princess’ or a ‘Fairy’???

Written By: Janet Doman, The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential What a great question to ask!  The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential state: ”Children understand that they can be anything, do anything and have anything they want as long as we do not convince them otherwise. Being a prince or a princess is just the beginning of trying out “being anything.” Once a little child is introduced to Shakespeare, he can be “Oberon” or she can be “Titania,” or “Puck,” or “Bottom.” Thus begins a life-long love of poetry and the arts. The benefits of pretending to

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Teaching the arts, growing stronger minds: The International Talent Academy

How about this for a sound ROI? Enroll your child in a course at the International Talent Academy and you might discover the next Neil Simon or Van Cliburn. You’re bound to see his or her mind develop, says Tatyana Komarova, academy founder and executive director. Elementary students from throughout Hamilton County are writing, staging and performing theater productions at the Carmel-based ITA. Pianists as young as 5 are competing in international competitions. We’re teaching them to be good people,” said Komarova, who emigrated in 1997 from Russia. “The arts are No. 1 for that.” International Competition The International Talent

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Providing the Foundation on Your Child’s Future Success

Imagine seeing your 3-year old reading music before reading books, your 4-year old setting a dinner table and eating with knife and fork, or your 5-year old acting, singing, and dancing on stage in the Christmas or spring show? How about your 8-12 year old developing his own character, writing his own play and then performing it for you with a group of friends utilizing all of his/her skills and talents?

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Teaching The Arts, Growing Stronger Minds

The concept for the ITA came about through one of Komarova’s graduate classes at Ball State University. Her professor had the students develop proposals for a business and urged them to dream big.

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Providing the Foundation on Your Child’s Future Success

Imagine seeing your 3-year old reading music before reading books, your 4-year old setting a dinner table and eating with knife and fork, or your 5-year old acting, singing, and dancing on stage in the Christmas or spring show? How about your 8-12 year old developing his own character, writing his own play and then performing it for you with a group of friends utilizing all of his/her skills and talents?

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