Activities at Future Kids are always challenging as some participants are as young as four years old. However, older children happily take on the role of helping younger ones, and over the first 30 to 60 minutes, a group competence emerges. As the kids became more comfortable with left, right, and both, Woods extended the activities from merely indicating body parts to playing games. The kids then watched a video that let them practice acting out left/right gestures, and the activity culminated in a group performance of the “Hokey Pokey” song and dance.
Cecilia Jerez is a 2021 Virtual Fellow in Venezuela, where she has collaborated with the local embassy and American Spaces to host online lessons and events for the English Access Microscholarship Program.