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The Benefits of Practicing Classroom Learning at Home for Kids

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In the pursuit of excellence and personal growth, the question often arises: should kids practice what they learn in class at home? The answer is a resounding "yes." While not all children have the luxury of devoting hours to classes even dedicating as little as 10 minutes a day to practicing class material can yield significant benefits. This blog explores why practicing at home can quickly enhance a child's progression and contribute to their overall development with not just us but with anything they do.

1. Reinforcement of Learning:

Practicing at home serves as a powerful tool for reinforcing learning. Repetition and review are crucial components of effective learning, allowing students to solidify concepts and build a strong foundation. When children revisit what they've learned in class, they are more likely to retain information and better follow and progress. Students tend to find that when not practising at home they can fall behind quicker, especially with learning of lyrics or scripts, but this genuinely does apply to all genres of performing arts.

2. Enhanced skills:

Regular practice enables kids to master skills and concepts more quickly. Just as athletes improve their performance by consistent training, students can sharpen their class skills and abilities by consistent practice. This increased skill not only boosts confidence but also fosters a positive attitude toward learning.

3. Flexibility and Individual Pace:

Homework and assignments provided by teachers might not always cater to each student's learning pace and style. We tend not to give homework as we understand students get this from school, but we do ask students when they have done their homework, and schoo

lwork is complete, practicing at home allows them to progress at their own speed, focusing more on areas they find challenging and moving faster through their skills.

4. Encourages Responsibility and Discipline:

Allocating a small portion of time each day for practicing cultivates a sense of responsibility and discipline. Children learn that achieving their goals requires consistent effort and commitment. These habits extend beyond academics, benefiting them in various aspects of their lives, not just with Unite.

5. Builds Problem-Solving Skills:

Sometimes it can be overwhelming at the studio to learn things especially with the excitement of new materials. Practicing at home offers a relaxed environment where kids can tackle problems at their own pace, fostering critical thinking and analytical skills. This self-guided problem-solving encourages creative thinking and a deeper understanding of subject matter.

6. Parental Involvement:

Don't worry we are not asking parents to start dancing and knowing their skills, unless you want to.

When children practice at home, parents can engage in their learning journey. This involvement not only strengthens the parent-child bond but also provides an opportunity for parents to understand their child's strengths, weaknesses, and areas of interest. Parents can offer guidance and support, creating a collaborative learning experience, and if you want to be part of our next show auditions are in November.


Incorporating daily practice into a child's routine can significantly amplify their learning experience. While not every child can commit hours to extracurricular activities, dedicating a mere 10 minutes a day to practicing class material can lead to remarkable progress. The benefits of reinforcement, mastery, flexibility, responsibility, and parental involvement where can, collectively contribute to a well-rounded journey.


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