DAY 2: 宝贝超人初长成
Day 2: Super babies becoming
Along with the morning sunrise and soft breeze, we stepped into the small Oxford Kindergarten and started the official teaching session of the “Super baby”. When we walked into the kindergarten, we had expectations yet worries and excitements At 9 o’clock in the morning, music started playing, and children started to come into the class. Teachers stood cordially at the door and welcomed us.
On the first day, it was inevitable that the physical cognitive lessons made us feel a bit cautious, but the kids were enthusiastic to welcome the older brothers and sisters from afar, which made us feel less nervous. I thought that the content of our course would be boring and the children would be shy, but surprisingly, the performance was unexpectedly good. We first asked a series of questions about the physical characteristics of boys and girls, and the children responded enthusiastically. The answers went even beyond from body parts to behavioral habits. The interactions and cooperations made our first lesson go smoothly.
Then we introduced privacy body parts to the young students, and educated them how to protect themselves. We also gave the children a picture of a little boy and girl wearing vests. We told them to use stickers to hide the privacy parts that need to be protected. Seeing that the children become aware of self-protecting because of our curriculum, we all felt a sense of accomplishment.
After class, the kindergarten teachers gave us a lot of useful suggestions for our class, which helped us to spend class time more efficiently and better ways to communicate with children. We have learned a lot from them. The young voices of the children were full of vigor and vitality. Their voices seemed to be colorful, and we could see on them that the pure innocent souls radiate the light of hope. I hope that our activities will provide them useful information, just like an umbrella, to protect them and let them grow up happily.
In the self-protection section, every child was very interactive in our activities and games. During the class, our volunteer teachers and children performed interesting and vivid scenarios, and the children’s participation was very high, especially when they answer teacher’s questions. Later, the young teachers organized the children to have a discussion sessions, and we let the children summed up the content of their own lessons.
Through our class activities, young students learned that they should not talk with strangers or answer strangers’ questions casually, and they should not receive food/drinks that strangers hand over. They have also learned self-protected knowledge and skills. Although being a teacher was new and hard, we felt genuinely happy and satisfied to see children were actively cooperating with us.
On the first day, our volunteers introduced “food pyramid” which is about nutrition balance and health to the young students. We played animation videos and color-filling games to educate them the differences between food categories like proteins, vegetables, fruit, and carbs and how to balance daily meals.
“What impressed me was that when those children saw the food models that we have prepared for them. Suddenly it was like the classroom was full of energy and excitement. They were all very excited and couldn’t wait to have fun with it.” Their expectations and smiles meant a lot to the volunteers, and they almost felt they are melt by those smiles faces. After we let young students pick food models, we wished they could use what they learned to design meals for their parents. Some of them didn’t like eating vegetables at all and some of them loved candies, but after the class, they told our volunteers that they would have more healthy food.
With all the happiness and sense of achievement, we finished our classes today. We believe that our effort will make influences on these kids positively someday in the future.