52 entries in Children Magic / Theory & Essays
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Charles J. Maly The Health Magician program aimed at children on the subject of being healthy, how to dress, tricks and patter ideas
1942 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1942) 18
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on the Tabell Course Volume 2 and performing for children
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 22) 94
Peter "The Magic Man" Pan Entertaining Children
Dec. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 7) 173
Frances Ireland Marshall Rabbits is Extra on kids shows
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949)
Charlie Miller List of 40 Effects suitable for Children Shows
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 95
Marcus Wielage Kid Shows can be Source of Experience, Profit
  • Where to Begin
  • Paying Dates
  • Toy Stores Pay Off
  • First Impressions Count
  • Mother Goose is Out
  • "Monkey see; Monkey do"
  • Physical Arrangements
  • You're in Control
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 31) 155
John A. Novak Doing Magic for Children
  • Getting Bookings
  • "What Do You Do?"
  • Birthday Box
  • Relate to the Kids
  • Types of Tricks that Work
  • Setting Up and Shutting Down
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 123) 615
Piet Forton Grundsätzliches on magic for children
  • Allgemeine Voraussetzungen (general requirements)
  • Die Beziehung zum Kinde (the relationship to the child)
  • Zauberei und "Pädagogik" (magic and education)
1979 Das Piet Forton Seminar - Kinderzauberei 2
Piet Forton Zur Entwicklungspsychologie developmental psychology and different age groups
  • Einführung
  • Altersgruppe I
  • Altersgruppe II
  • Altersgruppe III
  • Altersgruppe IV
  • Erwachsene
1979 Das Piet Forton Seminar - Kinderzauberei 6
Piet Forton Auftrittsstil, Kleidung, Utensilien style, costume and props
  • Auftrittsstil
  • Kleidung
  • Utensilien
1979 Das Piet Forton Seminar - Kinderzauberei 17
Piet Forton Geschäftlich-Kommerzielles Public-Relations
  • Kinderparties, Geburtstagsfeiern, kleinere Feste usw.
  • Geschäftsanlässe, Kindergruppen wie z.B. Pfadfinder u.a.
  • Grossanlässe auf der Bühne, in Supermärkten, Warenhäusern usw.
  • Kindergärten, Schulen, Sonderschulen, Kinderheime, Sanatorien usw.
  • Reklame, Werbung, Prospekte usw.
1979 Das Piet Forton Seminar - Kinderzauberei 19
Piet Forton Kunststücke tricks
  • Vorbemerkungen
  • Beginn der Vorstellung, Kontaktnahme, Einstieg
  • Schluss der Vorstellung, Ausklang
1979 Das Piet Forton Seminar - Kinderzauberei 27
Piet Forton Schlusswortgedanken on topical and memorable shows for children
1979 Das Piet Forton Seminar - Kinderzauberei 41
Richard Bartram, Jr. Close-Up Tips "Children" gag comic
1985 Close-Up of the Damned 31
Karrell Fox Jet-Settings backdrop for parlour or children performances
1995 Much Ado About Something 98
Alexander de Cova Straßenzauberkunst - Eine kleine Abhandlung article about street magic
1. Einleitung
2. Voraussetzungen (table, pouch, where to perform, ...)
3. Das erste Mal (the first time)
4. Wie man ein Publikum gewinnt (crowd building)
5. Das Einsammeln des Geldes (collecting money)
6. Andere Kollegen... (colleagues)
7. Werbung (promotion)
8. Kinder im Publikum (children in the audience)
9. Kreativität
10. Trickauswahl & Literaturangaben (repertoire and source)
1998 Secrets No. 2 87
David Kaye What Is Magic To A Child?
2005 Seriously Silly 28
David Kaye Mommy, I Did Magic! - Adding Empowerment Elements To Your Routines
  • Empowering Children With Knowledge
  • Empowering Children With Skill
2005 Seriously Silly 74
David Kaye "I Know That One" Doesn't Always Mean That
2005 Seriously Silly 123
David Kaye Concluding Thoughts
2005 Seriously Silly 160
David Kaye Your First Steps: 10 Steps to Understanding Children's Magic 1. You must like children or at least fake it well.
2. Speak to children as you would an adult.
3. Emphasize the entertainment over the effect.
4. Eliminate distractions.
5. "I know that one" doesn't always mean that.
6. Go with the flow and be willing to go off script.
7. Children love participating.
8. Explain the plot and keep plots simple.
9. Make pop culture references.
10. Have fun.
2005 Seriously Silly 31
David Kaye Once Upon a Time - Adding Storytelling Elements To Your Routines
  • Set-Up
  • Creating a Plot
  • Boy Meets Girl
  • The Need For A Strong Ending
  • The Complete Resolution Ending
  • The "Waa, Waa, Waa, Waa" Ending
  • Tricks That Have No Ending
2005 Seriously Silly 81
David Kaye Five Steps To Solving Any Performing Problem 1. Prevention
2. Use Humor
3. Ask Nicely
4. Ask More Forcefully
5. Stop The Show and Call For Help
2005 Seriously Silly 125
David Kaye Appendix I - The Cognitive Development of a Child Tabulates what a kid knows at what age
2005 Seriously Silly 161
David Kaye Different Shows For Different Ages
2005 Seriously Silly 36
David Kaye Honey, How Did He Do That? - Extra Credit - Entertaining the Adults In Your Audiences
2005 Seriously Silly 90
David Kaye Solving The Top 10 Problems of Performing For Children
2005 Seriously Silly 129
David Kaye Appendix II - Magician/Child Dictionary Translating typical magician terms into words children understand
2005 Seriously Silly 162
David Kaye Proud To Be A Kid Show Magician
  • Children Are Different Than Adults
  • Children Are Like Drunks!
  • Have No Fear
2005 Seriously Silly 15
David Kaye How To Maximize a Child Volunteer 1. Asking for a volunteer.
2. Choosing the right volunteer.
3. Make the child feel welcomed.
4. Dress up your volunteer.
5. Empower the child.
6. Reward your assistant.
2005 Seriously Silly 46
David Kaye Whatever You Do, Don't Read This - Adding Ad-libs to Your Routines
2005 Seriously Silly 97
David Kaye Client 5108: Madonna
2005 Seriously Silly 146
David Kaye Appendix III - Tricks For Your Kid Show That You Already Own
2005 Seriously Silly 163
David Kaye Client 1347: The Sultan of Brunei
2005 Seriously Silly 17
David Kaye Client 4421: David Letterman
2005 Seriously Silly 49
David Kaye Teach Them First, Then They Know
2005 Seriously Silly 110
David Kaye Putting it All Together
  • The Warm-Up
  • The Opening
  • The Body of the Show
  • The Climax
  • Extra Credit
2005 Seriously Silly 151
David Kaye The Origins of Performing Magic For Children
2005 Seriously Silly 19
David Kaye It's Not The Destination, It's The Ride
2005 Seriously Silly 53
David Kaye Incorporating These Principles Into Your Routines
2005 Seriously Silly 112
David Kaye Where The Heck Is That Darn Line?
2005 Seriously Silly 154
David Kaye Client 529: Susan Sarandon
2005 Seriously Silly 23
David Kaye You're So Silly! - Adding Comedy Elements To Your Routines
  • Incongruity
  • Magician In Trouble
  • Silly Words
  • Funny Props
  • Exaggeration
  • Repetition
2005 Seriously Silly 57
David Kaye Client 3719: Bruce Springsteen
2005 Seriously Silly 116
David Kaye Chasing Pigeons - The Importance of Power in a Child's Life
2005 Seriously Silly 156
David Kaye Learning Real Magic Words
2005 Seriously Silly 27
David Kaye It's Behind You! - Adding Interaction and Involvement Elements To Your Routines
  • Laughing
  • Saying the Magic Word
  • Physical Actions with the Magic Words
  • Physical Actions with the Specific Routine
  • Pointing/"Look"
  • Correcting Verbal Mistakes
2005 Seriously Silly 67
David Kaye The Silly Billy Distraction Progression Theory
2005 Seriously Silly 121
David Kaye Bideford, We Have a Problem
2005 Seriously Silly 158
Roberto Giobbi Tricks for Children list
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Aug 27) 257
Joaquín Matas Sobre las Actuaciones Infantiles y Familiares on family and children shows
2016 A Fuego Lento — Volumen II 261
Rhys "Morgan" Jones, Robert "West" Tay Dealing with Children and the Unexpected Rule 0: Know your stuff
Rule 1: React positively to the situation
Rule 2: Refocus quickly
Rule 3: Take control if you have to
Rule 4: The audience is on your side
2020 Parlour Tricks 148