A Parents Guide to Buying Magic Tricks – Purchasing Magic that will Make Your Child a Star! First of all, thanks for reading this short guide – it will help both you and your children! If your children are interesting in performing magic trick, please don’t discourage them! Magic has many practical developmental benefits! Purchasing Magic Tricks is not a waste of money! In fact for LESS than the price of one Xbox or PS3 game you can invest in a magic kit that will teach your children the fundamentals of Magic! Why is that important for you and your kids? Some of the Benefits learning Magic has for kids (as well as adults) are:
- Increase in Self-Confidence!
- Increase in Self-Esteem!
- Increased Manual Dexterity!
- Development of Problem Solving Skills!
- Development of a Greater sense of Imagination!
- Development of Increased Social Skills!
- Development of Increased Verbal Skills!
- A Life-Long Hobby that can turn into a paid Career!
- Spending More Time with Your Children and Bonding with them!
And this is only a short list! I think that if you were to weigh the Benefits of Magic against, say, against buying another Video Game the comparison becomes clear – Learning Magic Tricks is an Investment in Your Child that pays back over the course of a lifetime! What benefits does another video game offer?
Where to Start…Under the Age of 8 The last thing you want is to frustrate your child with magic tricks that are too complicated for your child’s age or ability! For children under the age of 8 that are interested in magic, I would suggest any “Self-Working” magic tricks. These are magic effects that do all the work, but still look great! I would Especially Recommend the following easy to do, self-working magic tricks found at most magic shops or online retailers:
- Ball & Vase
- Spiked Coin
- Drawer Box
- Buddha Money Mystery
- Coin Catcher & Vanisher
- Coloring Book (Pocket size is Best for Small Hands!)
- Crazy Cube
- Double X Rating Pen
- Hypnotic Choice
- Jumping Pen
- Multiplying Coin Tray
- Penetration Frame
- Shrinking Die
Ages 8 and Over… If your child is over the age of eight, I would highly recommend any American made magic set. Why? Because not only will your child be introduced to all kinds of magic (card, coin, stage, mentalism, etc.), the top quality magic sets come with DVDs that will teach your child how to perform magic tricks in an easy to understand, visual format – and get it right! It eliminates their frustration, and yours! In addition, when you buy magic sets, they save you a good deal of money compared to buying many individual tricks. Once your child has finished with the wet, both you and they will have a better idea of what kind of magic they really want to pursue. I would then recommend looking into further instructional DVDs and individual magic tricks specialized in the area of magic they would like to pursue.
Tips for Parents… Frustration can set in if things aren’t going right for your child when trying to perform magic. Please take the time to enjoy magic with them! Help them to understand and practice magic tricks – there can be some complex ideas behind the principles and moves. Its a great opportunity for you to spend more time with your child and perhaps both develop a hobby that you both love! As always, these are very general guidelines. All children are different, but this guide should help you on your way to introducing your child to magic in a cost effective and fun way that reduces everyone’s frustration.