Today we visited a kindergarten classroom and each of us were assigned with a kid. My partner was a girl was named Rain and I read books as well as played some fun games.
I was first confused and unsure of how I could start off communicating with her, but she introduced herself to me and was enthusiastic for the acivities. I read a book about baking recipes and I was pretty commucative as I taught her what some words meant and asked for her opinions on the pictures and characters. This is when I thought that by communicating with each other, you can have a closer relationship and you get less nervous as you talk about things.
I was also caring as I followed what she wanted to do and I didn’t disagree on her actions and thoughts. When she brought a japanese game called “Ohajiki”, a game using marbles, I didn’t know how to play it really well. She taught me how to play it and although it was still hard to understand, I wanted her to have fun with the marbles, so I decided to make rainbow marbles together and she liked it a lot.
I was also reflective on the days when I was a kindergartener. It was useful to know how kindergarten was like and what experiences I had. This enabled me to relate more things together and lead the activities. The girl was very kind and talkative. She sat next to me and I remembered how teachers used to read books to me with expression, so I put some expression in my reading to make it more interesting for her and afterall it looked like she had fun.
Being with kindergarteners today helped me learn how to get closer with people you first meet and make it fun for people by talking about things.