Danielle Kobelin - Child Theatre Development.

Here is a conglomeration of sources for the furthering of understanding the benefits that theatrical involvement can have for children.

Books:

1: Theatre for Children: A Guide to Writing, Adapting, Directing, and Acting
By David Wood and Janet Grant
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2: From Backpacks to Broadway: Children's Experiences in Musical Theatre
By Rekha S. Rajan
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3: Theatre for Children in the United States: A History
By Nellie McCaslin
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4: Readers Theatre in the Classroom: A Manual for Teachers of Children and Adults
By Melvin Campbell
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5: Theatre, Children and Youth
By Jed H. Davis
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6: At Play: Teaching Teenagers Theater
By Elizabeth Swados
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7: Forum Theatre for Children: Enhancing Social, Emotional and Creative Development
By Nick Hammond
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8: Spotlight on the Child: Studies in the History of American Children's Theatre (Contributions in Drama and Theatre Studies)
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9: Directing Kids: A Comprehensive How-To Manual for Directors of Plays and Musicals with Casts of Young People From a Veteran Drama Teacher and Director
By Matt Buchanan
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10: Theatre for Children and Young People: 50 Years of Professional Theatre in the UK
By Stuart Bennett
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11: Theatre for Children and Theatre in Education
By Phyllis Lutley, Sylvia Demmery
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12: Children in Theatre: From the Audition to Working in Professional Theatre: A Guide for Children and Their Parents
By Jo Hawes
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13: Children of the Theatre
By Patricia Barnes
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14: Children's Imagination Theatre
By Michael Yager
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15: The Children's Educational Theatre
By Alice Minnie Herts Heniger
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16: Children's Theatre: A Philosophy and a Method
By Moses Goldberg
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17: The Children's Theatre
By Franz Bonn
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18: The Young Audience: Exploring and Enhancing Children's Experiences of Theatre
By Matthew Reason
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19: Children's Theatre and Creative Dramatics
By Geraldine Brain Siks, Hazel B. Dunnington
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20: Children's Theatre: A Selected and Annotated Bibliography
By Wesley Van Tassel
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21: International Guide To Children's Theatre And Educational Theatre: A Historical And Geographical Source Book
By Lowell Swortzell
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22: A Mirror of Our Dreams: Children and the Theatre in Canada
By Joice Doolittle
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23: Self Awareness in the Game of Life Revealed Through the Magic of Children's Theatre
By Mel Bogen
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24: From Children's Literature to Readers Theatre
By Elizabeth A. Poe
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25: Dictionary of Developmental Drama: The Use of Terminology in Educational Drama, Theatre Education, Creative Dramatics, Children's Theatre, Drama Therapy, and Related Areas
By Richard Courtney
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Websites:
educationnext.org
harvardmagazine.com
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-gunderson/
www.tamswitmark.com
www.nasaa-arts.org
www.pbs.org/parents/
https://www.washingtonparent.com/
www.metaperformingarts.org
alysspencer.blogspot.com/.../benefits-of-performing-arts-on-child.html
www.nayd.ie/youth-theatre/benefits/
www.acttooplayers.com/benefits-of-theatre-education
www.washingtonchristian.org
www.aate.com/
lecatr.people.wm.edu/majorslearn.html
www.marquette.edu/.../what-can-you-do-with-a-major-in-theatre-arts
mdtheatreguide.com
https://www.winthrop.edu
www.metaperformingarts.org
www.thelitladies.com/7-things-high-school-theatre-taught-me/
www.scholastic.com/.../article/...child/how-performing-arts-benefit-kids

https://bix-bee.org

Scholarly Articles/Journals
  1. The David Mamet Review
  2. The Drama Review
  3. Theatre
  4. Theatre Journal
  5. Theatre Topics
  6. https://books.google.com/books?id=T6umJaHCCwgC
  7. link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF02694231
  8. educationnext.org/learning-live-theater
  9. harvardmagazine.com/2012/01/the-future-of-theater
  10. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3055998/
  11. https://www.theatrefolk.com/spotlights/the-drama-journal
  12. hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/tbeaton/drama_10_journal_entries.htm
  13. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-gunderson/world-theater-for-children-and-young-people-day_b_1343408.html
  14. www.metaperformingarts.org/benefits-of-theatre-arts.html
  15. www.aate.com/benefits-of-theatre-ed
  16. http://www.washingtonchristian.org/washington/5-great-ways-performing-arts-can-benefit-your-child
  17. www.tamswitmark.com/blog.../benefits-of-musical-theatre-education/
  18. www.cetoweb.org/pdf/CETA_Position_Paper.pdf
  19. www.nasaa-arts.org/Publications/critical-evidence.pdf
  20. themadmommy.com/performing-arts-for-kids
  21. https://www.washingtonparent.com/articles/1411/1411-benefits-of-performing-arts.php
  22. www.pbs.org/parents/education/...arts/the-benefits-of-music-education/
  23. www.scholastic.com/.../article/...child/how-performing-arts-benefit-kids
  24. www.pbs.org/parents/...arts/the-importance-of-art-in-child-development/
  25. https://www.noodle.com/articles/7-unexpected-ways-acting-class-has-educational-benefits