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Teaching magic to kids

I'm occasionally asked to recommend how an interested child can learn to become a magician. If you've started a youngster with a quality magic set, consider getting them a book to learn from. The cool props that come with a magic set are seductive to most any kid, but how much they enjoy a book on magic will tell you if they're likely to develop a lasting interest.

A good book to start with is Kids Make Magic by Ron Burgess. It's inexpensive, and appropriate for younger kids. In fact, a friend of mine uses it as the "textbook" for the magic classes he teaches for a park district during the summer.

If you know a boy or girl (especially a girl, the world needs more female magicians) that really shows some spark, then it's a good idea to pursue a magic class or personal instruction. Many local community education groups will offer magic classes during the summer, or check at your local magic shop (look in the phone book under "magician's supplies") for a referral.

Comments

kevin

I want to learn magic from a real magitian in a real store were magitians teach kids real magic what place do i go to learn magic

aloysious poh

hi can you teach me magic

Libby Briggs

Hi,please can you teach me magic because I want my freinds to belive in it just as much as I do.

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