It’s no secret that social media can be a powerful tool. It can help connect people from all over the world, share ideas, and even spark new interests. For children, this is especially true. With so much content available at their fingertips, it’s easy for children to find things that they’re passionate about via social media. If your child is interested in the performing arts, there are a number of ways that social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram can kindle that passion.
How Social Media Builds Your Child’s Talent
Promote Creative Expression
For children with a passion for singing, dancing or acting, social media can be a great outlet for creative expression. For instance, your child can be exposed to countless dance-related accounts that feature everything from short dance clips to full-length performances. By following these accounts, your child can explore different dance techniques and learn from some of the best in the industry. Your child may also get their daily dose of inspiration and motivation, which can help them discover their own unique style.
At the same time, your child may also be keen to post videos of their own performance on social media. Seeing their accomplishments shared with friends and family can help them to feel proud of their achievements. They may also get feedback from a wider audience who can encourage them and give them constructive criticism to grow. This can serve as a motivator for your child to continue challenging themselves and developing their skills.
If your child is shy or hesitant about performing in front of an audience, social media can be the first step to help your child overcome these fears and achieve their full potential. When given the opportunity to showcase what they have practised on social media, your child may feel more comfortable and confident than they would in a traditional performance setting. You can start with short clips and work up to longer performances. With practice and encouragement, your child will gradually have the courage to perform with ease on stage.
Which to Choose: TikTok or Instagram
With that, this raises an important question for parents: Which is the best platform for your child to showcase their talents? Both TikTok and Instagram offer unique advantages.
TikTok is primarily video-based, with quick, bite-sized content that is easy to consume. With quick editing features, TikTok videos can be highly innovative and engaging. If your child is looking to experiment with new ideas and styles, TikTok is a great option. In fact, 60% of TikTok users are made up of Generation Z – typically those born after 1996.
There’s also a lot of room for experimentation on TikTok, with many challenges and trends that can help your child constantly work on their skills. For example, the lip sync trend is perfect for children who want to improve their acting, while the dance challenges are ideal for those who want to work on their coordination and rhythm.
On the other hand, if your child wants to connect with other like-minded individuals, they can find friends based on shared interests via Instagram. Your child can also be part of small groups who chat through direct messages or DMs. Additionally, if you are sharing your child’s performances on Instagram, be sure to use relevant hashtags. This will increase the visibility of the posts, and they are more likely to show up in users’ feeds and on the Explore page.
Let Your Child Shine
Ultimately, TikTok and Instagram can play a part in paving your child’s journey to becoming a confident performer. When used wisely, your child or teen can make the most out of social media to hone their craft. Whether your child is interested in musical theatre, speech and drama or singing, our classes at MindChamps Académie of Stars Singapore can provide a supportive environment for them to foster a lifelong love for the performing arts. Get in touch to find out more about our acting classes for children and other performing arts programmes today.