Talk show experience instills confidence in preschool kids

14:10 | 25/01/2019 Economy- Society

(VEN) - Tết ơi!, an innovative, interactive talk show featuring teachers and preschool children of the Vietnamese British School (VBS), is imparting both knowledge and key life-skills.

A scene from the Talkshow “Tết ơi!”

The show, broadcast live on the VBS Fanpage and on YouTube since January 20, will have 88 episodes demonstrating how practical experience makes children more confident communicators.

The children get the opportunity to express their views and emotions with confidence in front of cameras through conversations involving a topic of great interest – Tet, or the Lunar New Year festival.

Through intimate conversations with their teachers, the children get to know more about the festival, its stories, its zodiac animals, food and other aspects.

The conversations revolve around 10 main topics: Spring flower decoration; Children go shopping for Tet; I got lucky money; New Year's Eve with family; Tourism in the new year; Sticky rice cake; Wishing grandparents all the best for the Tet holiday; The story of the Kitchen God; 12 zodiac animals; and Lion dance.

During a recording session, Lai Thi Thanh Thuy, VBS Chairwoman said: “Talkshow ‘Tết ơi!’ is a series of practical experience models VBS applies, based on the spirit of self-confidence, self-reliance and self-discipline. It aims to give children a bold, proactive attitude in communicating with people.

“Beside the talk show, we have also created conditions for all children in kindergarten classes to directly participate and experience all events and festivals of the school to let them be creative and confident, thereby laying the foundation for development of language skills and mainteance of emotional balance throughout their future studies. ”

Nguyen Thi Thao Quyen, mother of Thao Phuong, a VBS student, had good things to say about the Talk show: “For me this is a diverse and useful program, because it is a playground to help children develop confidence.

“Every year, the school organizes Tet programs with a different format. This year, the talk show gives children and teachers direct access to reality TV shows. I see my children become more confident, and know more about traditional Tet in Vietnam. I appreciate this very much.

“And I hope that, every year, VBS will create a useful playground for my children as well as other children to enable them to express themselves.”

At the end of each episode, the children send New Year greetings to their family members in various ways, including reading poetry, reciting couplets or dancing to spring songs.

This helps children express their gratitude to their loved ones, an important aspect of their emotional development.

Several games and other activities have been incorporated in the show, optimizing the children`s learning skills and enhancing their physical and mental well-being.

VBS also has monthly activities like Fast as lightning, Halloween Festival, Creative Day, Spring Festival, Camp Festival and Ringing Golden Bell (English and Vietnamese versions) to promote comprehensive development of children`s abilities.

The VBS system is a pre-school education system that follows international standards. Over more than 8 years of development, it has three establishments with over 350 students enrolled.

My Phung