Know your child’s abilities
First and the foremost thing you should do is to identify your kid’s area of interest. Find out whether your child is interested in dance, singing, acting or all this effort is just to get on the stage and be prominent. If you think that your kid has enough flair then go ahead.
Contact local theatre company
Next thing you need to do is to contact a local theatre company and ask them about the auditions. You better contact the companies which run child’s theatre as there are always better chances of selection.
Do some research
If you have got call for an audition then start doing some research about the audition. This will help you to prepare your kid. Mostly, they give you the informational literature so make sure that you know the correct date and time of the audition. You must prepare a monologue according to their directions. Similarly, keep in mind the age of your child and go for an age appropriate role.
Find a proper monologue
You should select a monologue carefully. Make sure that it’s easy for your kid to remember and deliver otherwise it will be a futile exercise. There are many monologue books in the market or you can also pick some famous dialogues from any movie for this purpose.
Practice with your kid
Another important thing is to do several rehearsals with your kid. Nothing can prepare your child more than these rehearsals. This will not only make this performance easy for your kid but will also increase his/her confidence level.
Make a resume of your child
You should make a creative resume of your kid. This document should comprise of the previous performances of your kid, brief description of roles your child has played, couple of pictures etc.
Inspire your child
After you and your kid have gone through the preparations and its time for the showdown, go with him/her and say something inspirational before sending your kid to the audition room.