The Academic Benefits of Learning Communication Skills at a Young Age
In studies on learning communication skills at school through things like extracurricular clubs and afterschool activities, researchers in the United Kingdom found that students who were taught strong communication skills achieved better results in subjects such as reasoning, math and science.
These researchers write:
“Yet skills in oracy will be more important for most people once they leave school than, for example, skills in long division. Although anyone can use their smartphone to calculate, technology companies such as Apple are yet to invent a speechmaker and discussion generator.”
This is because most employers are looking for employees with good communication skills—employees that were not only taught the skills of negotiation and expression, but also the nuances of debating and informing others.
Why Your Child Needs Extra-Curricular Communication Skill Development
So, starting your child from a very early age in communication skill development can help them succeed in a variety of settings—from their personal and familial life, to in school and on the job. As we all know, children’s brains are developing and are more elastic, which means that they can learn vast amounts of information and have it embedded in their brains.
Help your child stand out by enrolling them in programs that will help them develop and diversify not only their academic ability, but also socio-emotional skillset. At Winning Feathers, we offer a variety of programs for many age groups. Check out some of our classes!