The Effects of Children's Drama on Children's Cognitive Ability and Creativity

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Yuanyi Liu


Theater is an art form that has been around for centuries and has been used to entertain, educate, and inspire people of all ages. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the potential benefits of theater for children's cognitive and creative development. Studies have shown that theater activities, such as role-playing and improvisation, can help children develop social skills, emotional intelligence, and self-confidence. However, the effects of theater on cognitive ability and creativity are still not well understood. This study aimed to investigate the effects of children's theater on children's cognitive ability and creativity. Two elementary school classes were recruited for this experiment, with one class (the experimental group) receiving an 8-week children's comedy training program while the other class (the control group) received no intervention. Before and after the intervention, all students completed a series of cognitive ability and creativity tests. The results showed that the experimental group of students had a significant improvement in cognitive ability and creativity, while the control group did not show a significant improvement. These findings suggest that children's theater training can enhance children's cognitive ability and creativity and should be considered an effective tool for children's education. So, this research concludes that children's drama training presents compelling evidence of its potential to significantly enhance cognitive abilities and unleash unlimited creativity. The study convincingly highlights the effectiveness of incorporating this educational tool to foster holistic development and elevate educational achievements in children. Moreover, these findings serve as a catalyst for future investigations into the extensive impact of children's drama training, including its influence on emotional intelligence and social skills.


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Liu, Y. (2023). The Effects of Children’s Drama on Children’s Cognitive Ability and Creativity. Journal of Multidisciplinary in Humanities and Social Sciences, 6(4), 1949–1965. Retrieved from
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