It was a delight on a Saturday to spend ninety minutes with a child who was ‘attached’ to an oxygen tank. The child could not go outside, so for most of the time, we looked at every detail on every page in books. It was then cars and animals. This child comes and sits with me at 8am morning worship time. How special is that!
During our morning rotational group time, some children were looking at books. One child bought me a Thai book on dinosaurs! My first thought was, ‘No way!’ We were soon talking in English about heads, tails, teeth, mouth, open and shut, etc. This special one-on-one time is so much fun, with far more talking in English than I first thought.
Another day, an older boy and I enjoyed so much fun together looking at Where’s Wally (same as Where’s Waldo). They were first to find Wally most of the time.
In the swimming pool, the children are more relaxed and gaining confidence to float. Again this is myself with one child. The one-on-one time, is so special with each child.
While building with Lego, one child sings “J O Y, J O Y, that must surely mean, Jesus first, yourself last, and others in between, oh…….”. An older boy completed a construction using nuts and bolts. He had spent 5 one-hour sittings, reading and following directions. He was relieved when completed.
I have been impressed with several of the children reading story books in English. The value of bilingual is important for future life and work.
The recorder practice from the next room is a delight to hear.
Yes, I had a bruise on my forehead. And I banged into a door. I have fallen over twice, thankfully with no injuries.
I love to hear the reply ‘God is good’ … ‘ALL THE TIME.’ All the time, GOD IS GOOD! How true is that!