I was thrilled to have been contacted by The Pyjama Foundation who discovered online the workshop I have been running on Gary Chapman’s Five Love Languages For Children for parents, carers and teachers.
They approached me to run the workshop for their ‘Pyjama Angels’ who lovingly dedicate their time each week with children, and to share with them some insights on how knowing a child’s love language could further enhance their communication skills with visiting with them.
Much like we have a ‘learning style’, when known, our relationships can be improved and extended by personally tailoring teaching and learning with maximum impact that has abundant rewards for the teacher and student (or child and carer/parent) simultaneously.
“At The Pyjama Foundation, we provide children in foster care the opportunity to change the direction of their lives with learning, life skills and confidence. Through the Love of Learning program, volunteers called ‘Pyjama Angels’ are recruited, screened, trained and then matched with a child in care and spend time with them once a week, focusing on learning-based activities.
Pyjama Angels read books aloud with their child, play educational games and help children with their homework. Most importantly, the volunteers give foster children a chance to reach their life potential, despite a fragile start.
Children in care have the lowest education outcomes nationally. By improving their learning skills, The Pyjama Foundation is making a positive, life-long impact.”
It was a heart warming experience to meet these self less ‘Angels’ whose value is immeasurable.
NB: Photos and text from Pyjama Foundation website.