How I handle different types of kids during a magic show
As a kids magician, I often find myself performing for children of all ages, backgrounds, and personalities. Some kids may be shy and reserved, while others may be energetic and outgoing. As a performer, it's important to know how to handle different types of kids during a magic show to ensure that everyone has a great time. Here are some ways on how I handle different types of kids during a magic show:
The Shy Child
Shy kids can be a bit challenging to perform for since they may not be as engaged or willing to participate. To make them feel comfortable, I try to engage them in conversation before the show and show them some of my props. Before the show, I allow them to warm up with me. I also try to involve them in small ways, such as asking them to hold a prop or assist with a trick.
The Energetic Child
Energetic kids are full of energy and can be difficult to keep still. When performing, I try to channel their energy into the show by involving them in the tricks and asking them to participate. I use their energy by incorporating some interactive tricks that require movement and participation.
The Curious Child
Curious kids are always asking questions and trying to figure out how things work. During the show, I encourage their curiosity by explaining some of the science and logic behind the tricks. I show them how some of the props work and ask them to try to figure out how I do the tricks.
The Attention-Seeking Child
Attention-seeking kids love to be the center of attention and may try to steal the spotlight during the show. To handle them, I try to involve them in the show in small ways, such as asking them to assist with a trick. I am firm but friendly when setting boundaries and remind them that the show is for everyone to enjoy.
The Disruptive Child
Disruptive kids can be a bit challenging to handle since they may interrupt the show or cause a disturbance. I try to redirect their attention by involving them in the show or giving them a small job to do, such as holding a prop. If they continue to disrupt the show, I politely ask them to sit quietly and remind them that the show is for everyone to enjoy.
Handling different types of kids during a magic show requires patience, flexibility, and the ability to adapt to different personalities, but it brings me happiness to know that I'm creating a positive experience for them and making a difference in their lives. Seeing their reactions, hearing their laughter and applause, and knowing that I've sparked their curiosity and imagination is what makes performing for kids so special and rewarding.