If you are a regular reader of my blogs, I think you’d agree that I usually do not use the blog to push products. However, two weeks ago I mentioned that there would be magic lessons for kids in English and got such a tremendous response that I couldn’t believe it. Its a four week program given at the Cote St. Luc Shopping center by The Amazing Todsky.
I realize that many children are interested in magic and also that many parents like the idea that their children are interested in magic, as it develops many traits that are important to have to succeed in life. Its good to be able to talk to an audience, to impress them… it gives the child confidence, and he grows up with it. It also ensures they practice something until they get it right, as they don’t want to look like a fool. It improves their dexterity, gives them a new way to think, encourages creativity and all sorts of side benefits. There are magic kits, but usually there are a few props with many ways to use them and the child loses interest. Many however get started on kits, as we saw in the movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone ( which we thoroughly enjoyed).
Back to the lessons. Everyone has busy schedules these days, especially with kids; soccer, skating, ballet, scouts, swimming, and those are just the ones my 2 grand chidren are involved in. Even if you didn’t have any activities, the lessons which were advertised couldn’t handle hundreds of kids. There is an alternative solution. We just happen to have a series of DVD’s MAGIC TRICKS R4 KIDS. The series consist of 4 DVD’s each one costs $16.50, and there are 20 kids on the DVD also learning the magic. It is geared for age 7 and up. In some if not all, a prop is included and in one, juggling lessons are included. Most of the tricks are done with everyday objects so it seems to me to be something worthwhile trying out. They teach about performing as well as just tricks which is important, most important! If they like the first one, there’s 3 more. If they don’t it’s not that great an investment, and you may learn a thing or two. If you have kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews of that age, it makes a great gift.