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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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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!

    #71 - Analytics - How many tennis balls can you fit inside of our car?

    #71 - Analytics - How many tennis balls can you fit inside of our car?

    This week we asked Zac (Age 7) to work out how many tennis balls he could fit inside of his mum's car. His first guess came from a gut feeling, but with some analysis and comparing the size of a human to the size of a tennis ball, we came to some staggering numbers from this young mathematician!

    For more quick and fun questions to get your kids talking and thinking, download the KidCoachApp FREE from your usual app store!

    • 12 min
    #70 - Creativity - If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?

    #70 - Creativity - If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?

    This week we asked Yushan (Age 6) what superpower he would have. His choice was very heroic, as was what he wanted to use his power for. And even when we took his powers away, Yushan proved he has what it takes to be a hero!

    For more quick and fun questions to get your kids talking and thinking, download the KidCoachApp FREE from your usual app store!

    • 14 min
    #69 - Critical Thinking - How could you convince me to remove Wednesdays from the week?

    #69 - Critical Thinking - How could you convince me to remove Wednesdays from the week?

    This week we spoke to Andrea (Age 10) to see if she could convince us to remove Wednesdays from the weekly calendar. She was very ready to argue this crazy case by thinking about the pros and cons, and how we could even make more money from selling off your own Wednesday!

    For more quick and fun questions to get your kids talking and thinking, download the KidCoachApp FREE from your usual app store!

    • 12 min
    #68 - Communication - How would you describe Roblox to an alien?

    #68 - Communication - How would you describe Roblox to an alien?

    This week when speaking with Luan (Age 9), we discovered that he loves Roblox, which we didn't know anything about! So when we asked him to tell us about it, we were surprised by just how much this video game contains, and how well he described every detail!

    For more quick and fun questions to get your kids talking and thinking, download the KidCoachApp FREE from your usual app store!

    • 15 min
    SPECIAL - My chat with a mum AFTER coaching her child (she now uses the KidCoachApp herself)!

    SPECIAL - My chat with a mum AFTER coaching her child (she now uses the KidCoachApp herself)!

    This was a totally spontaneous discussion I was having with a mum of a 9-year-old boy.

    I had been testing some questions from the KidCoachApp with her son and were were going over what we talked about afterwards. (That's the first half of the recording).

    In the second half, she was asking for some advice on how to have these sorts of "KidCoach" conversations herself at home. So we covered some top tips on how often to have these conversations, ways to keep your child engaged and how to have lots of fun with it!

    I decided to share it here since I feel it might be of value to other parents who would like to do more like this but potentially struggling with the "art" of having these conversations. 

    My main message? We can ALL do it!

    Maybe you just need a little guidance, that is all.

    After my chat with this mum she started subscribing to the KidCoachApp and has been using it loads since!

    I hope this helps.

    Kavin

    • 17 min
    #67 - Communication - How would you describe a tree to an alien?

    #67 - Communication - How would you describe a tree to an alien?

    This week we spoke with Zahra (Age 9), trying to work out how you could describe a tree to an alien. Using descriptive sights, smells, and even considering its taste, Zahra tells us all she can about how someone who has never seen a tree might recognise one!

    For more quick and fun questions to get your kids talking and thinking, download the KidCoachApp FREE from your usual app store!

    • 17 min

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