You’ve probably heard this millions of times as the first factor you should consider while working with kids right? Yeah, well, it has not change, probably would never change until children stop being children. Moreso, that they’re studying a second language, then rigorous approach of patience has to be applied.
Don’t get me wrong when I say this, you wouldn’t want your student(s) as a teacher to be sluggish, slow to everything and generally dull. For me personally, I try to make them (Children) agile, lively and self-confident especially on things they know.
I chose to write about this, prior to my class with children (Primary class 2) this week. Our programme stated that we covered 2 pages for the class, but after I noticed that most of the class are yet to master the topic (Days of the week). I decided to go out of the way (Not according to the programme) to revise, stamp and play simple games with the topic patiently. Ended up doing just a page (From our book). At the end of the class, I observed how the kid’s face lited up with expression of ‘that’s all? So simple it turned out to be!’. I feel satisfy with the whole scenario because I’m sure you’ll all agree with me that knowing the days of the week in English is very essential and a life-long knowledge needed to excel in English language skill.