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Author: Kavin at KidCoach

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Welcome to KidCoach Conversations! So great you can join us.

My name is Kavin and every week I’ll be sharing with you different conversations I have with kids. They are all 7-11 years old and the questions I ask them are specifically designed to get them talking, thinking and feeling – developing the softer skills they will need to thrive in tomorrow’s world.

Did you know that 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 have not even been invented yet? In such a fast paced and changing world, it will be the softer more transferable skills that will help our kids thrive and succeed.

So what are soft skills exactly?

Well, it’s all the non-academic stuff that children don’t tend to get much practice in at school and yet as adults we are having to use all the time – things like being creative, communicating well, being a critical thinker, having resilience etc.

Now I’ve found that a simple but effective way of developing this at home already is through regular 5-10 minute conversations. For example - on Communication – we can ask our kids to describe a Car to an Alien, which is a test of conciseness. Or on Creativity – asking what are 10 things to do with a Cup, encouraging them to think divergently. Or on Critical Thinking – having them estimate the number of iPads in the world, to help them think in a structured way. Or on Resilience – asking them why it is good to fail sometimes, and discussing the value of feedback.

In this podcast – KidCoach Conversations – you will hear me discuss these kinds of questions with lots of different children. Hopefully it will give you some ideas and inspiration for discussions you can have with your own kids.

And if you want full access to all the questions and prompts then just download our App from www.KidCoach.app. Or just search for KidCoachApp.

Let’s get started!

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This week we spoke with Johan (Age 9), one of three triplets! When asked about who he would want to be from fiction, he went straight to Harry Potter. He talks about how he sees himself in The Boy Who Lived, and how he'd like to live life like him!For more quick and fun questions to get your kids talking and thinking, download the KidCoachApp FREE from your usual app store!
This week we spoke with Aryan (Age 10) and asked him how he would go about crosing a river. We were shocked by his intuition, creative thinking, and schemes for how he would use everything he could find to best tackle this challenge!For more quick and fun questions to get your kids talking and thinking, download the KidCoachApp FREE from your usual app store!
This week we spoke with Mariam (Age 9) about one of her favourite things: Harry Potter! She tried to find a way to spell out how Quidditch would work to a muggle, using some powerful descriptive language, and employing a 'simple is best' approach with her final answer.For more quick and fun questions to get your kids talking and thinking, download the KidCoachApp FREE from your usual app store!
This week we sat down with Chayil (Age 10) to ask if he would rather live underwater or in space. Both are very isolated places with different challenges, and there is no real right answer here. Have a listen to how Chayil tackled this tough one!For more quick and fun questions to get your kids talking and thinking, download the KidCoachApp FREE from your usual app store!
This week we asked nine year old Arjun if he thought that war was ever a good thing. Taking the affirmative side, we had a great debate on the topic, discussing mature ideas such as self preservation, protecting the weak, and the wars of the past.For more quick and fun questions to get your kids talking and thinking, download the KidCoachApp FREE from your usual app store!
This week we asked Zac (Age 7) to try and describe the concept of friendship. It's such a hard topic to tackle, to explain a feeling, but Zac had some key ideas about what makes a person into a real friend.For more quick and fun questions to get your kids talking and thinking, download the KidCoachApp FREE from your usual app store!
This week we spoke to Aila (Age 8), who is a bit of a storyteller! We asked her to come up with the title of the next Harry Potter book, and she went above and beyond! She gave us a story, dialogue, and even a sequel book! Harry Potter's journey continues with this new writer!For more quick and fun questions to get your kids talking and thinking, download the KidCoachApp FREE from your usual app store!
This week we asked Aryan (Age 10) about what the world would be like if animals could talk. Aryan didn't like the idea of all the noise they'd all make, and we had an interesting chat about if talking made animals like humans, and what kind of problems that would cause.For more quick and fun questions to get your kids talking and thinking, download the KidCoachApp FREE from your usual app store!
This week we asked Andrea (Age 10) if she thought we could replace teachers with computers. She took the opposing stance to Kavin, and we had a great debate over what matters to children, the impact this would have on them, and how much we need that human ingenuity in the classroom!For more quick and fun questions to get your kids talking and thinking, download the KidCoachApp FREE from your usual app store!
This week I speak with Jay  (11 years old), asking the Debating question of "Does God exist?"We have a debate on whether God exists or not, swapping positions halfway through. I encourage Jay to think in different ways to keep coming up with arguments to support his position at each point.For more guided conversations to have with your kids to get them talking, thinking and feeling - head over to www.KidCoach.app and download our App!
This week I speak with Aadi (7 years old), asking the Analytical question of "How many tennis balls can you fit in your car?"His first guess is about 100, but then we apply a bit of structured thinking to come up with a much larger answer!For more guided conversations to have with your kids to get them talking, thinking and feeling - head over to www.KidCoach.app and download our App!
This week I speak with Saffia (7 years old), asking the Confidence question of "What are you really good and confident at doing?"I get her thinking about how she got good at something and how she can apply that herself to something she is less confident doing currently.For more guided conversations to have with your kids to get them talking, thinking and feeling - head over to www.KidCoach.app and download our App!
This week I speak with Aadi (7 years old), asking the Creativity question of "If you found a secret door in your garden, where could it lead to?"It takes him a while to get going, but with a little bit of prompting his imagination fires up and he paints a clear picture of a spider dance party behind his secret door!For more guided conversations to have with your kids to get them talking, thinking and feeling - head over to www.KidCoach.app and download our App!
This week I speak with Maia (11 years old), asking the Critical Thinking question of "What would happen if animals could talk?"She talks through the pros and cons of animals talking and comes up with some problems that we could solve if we worked on them together.For more guided conversations to have with your kids to get them talking, thinking and feeling - head over to www.KidCoach.app and download our App!
This week I speak with Maia  (11 years old), asking the Empathy question of "How do you know if someone is feeling sad?"We talk about all the signs of someone being sad - both visible and hidden. She compares it to being angry and how being sad is "quieter" so harder to spot!For more guided conversations to have with your kids to get them talking, thinking and feeling - head over to www.KidCoach.app and download our App!
This week I speak with Ria (11 years old), asking the Philosophic question of "Should animals have the same rights as humans?"We talk about wanting to give animals the same rights as humans but better education in society being the best way to go about it.For more guided conversations to have with your kids to get them talking, thinking and feeling - head over to www.KidCoach.app and download our App!
This week I speak with Saffia (7 years old), asking the Creativity question of "What are 10 different things we can do with a pen?"We work together to think about lots of different uses, especially when then pen is not just used to draw with. We give it magical powers like flying which unleashes all sorts of uses!For more guided conversations to have with your kids to get them talking, thinking and feeling - head over to www.KidCoach.app and download our App!
This week I speak with Jay  (11 years old), asking the Resilience question of why do bad things sometimes happen in life?We talk about why bad things happen and how time can heal all. Jay shares a story about riding a bike and notes that life would be very boring if only good things ever happened.For more guided conversations to have with your kids to get them talking, thinking and feeling - head over to www.KidCoach.app and download our App!
This week I speak with Ria (11 years old), asking the Philosophic question of "Should you be polite to Alexa?"We start with a discussion about Alexa but end up talking about robot slaves and how if we are kind to them they will be in return!For more guided conversations to have with your kids to get them talking, thinking and feeling - head over to www.KidCoach.app and download our App!
This week I speak with Jay  (11 years old), asking the Critical Thinking question of "How would you stop kids in some countries going hungry?"I ask him to come up with ways to help feed hungry kids and not just by giving money to charity. We talk about why these kids might be hungry in the first place to discover the root cause of the problem (e.g. corruptness) and make sure we are addressing that.For more guided conversations to have with your kids to get them talking, thinking and feeling - head over to www.KidCoach.app and download our App!
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