I don’t think I had to give any presentations until I was about 8 or 9 years old, but things are a bit different now – at least at Soong Ching Ling Kindergarten. Today Scott gave his first ‘presentation’ for his classmates! He talked about his Christmas vacation with the help of a couple of pictures that my wife had printed for him. He had to do the talk in English, quite a feat for a boy who just turned 3 and only learned to speak English about 4 months ago.
Of course I don’t know how the presentation went, because parents can’t attend. And when I asked him to tell me his story tonight he was happy to comply, but he did it in Dutch for me (he always speaks Dutch to me). So I had no idea what exactly he told his classmates in English. But I am proud of him of course.
This was his first presentation, but I am sure there will be many more to come in his later life. At this age it’s the most normal thing for kids to give a talk, so they are not nervous at all. Great that they learn this skill so early already, the earlier you start speaking in front of an audience the better.