The fantasy robot, by kids coach JESSICA
I've already spent a few hours with a boy in a German course. He speaks four different languages and we meet to keep his German language going.
We decoded secret codes, searched for words in a riddle, told picture stories and played bingo. Each lesson has a different focus and picks up on something familiar from the previous lesson.
Over time we got to know each other better and found that we both play tennis, love pizza and love soccer.
In one of our first lessons, I showed him a robot and suggested that he paint it to my specifications and keep painting it. After that, we both developed our fantasy robot and talked at length about what special abilities it has.
In the following lesson, the boy brought his robot back and asked if we could do something with robots again. We then invented the inner workings of a robot, painted it and fantasized about what it can do.
It was such a pleasure for me that he picked up his robot to bring back to the next lesson. I look forward to our time together every week.