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KidCoach Conversations

Kavin at KidCoach

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!

Recent Episodes

#48 - Philosophy - should you be polite to Alexa, when asking for things?June 14, 2021 Episode artwork Bonus - What 9 year old Anika thought of the KidCoach questionsJune 10, 2021 Episode artwork #47 - Critical Thinking - how would you stop kids in some countries going hungry?June 07, 2021 Episode artwork #46 - Interviews - what do you do outside of school?May 31, 2021 Episode artwork #45 - Communication - what are 10 things that go fast?May 24, 2021 Episode artwork #44 - Communication - what are 10 ways to send a party invite?May 17, 2021 Episode artwork #43 - Critical Thinking - is chocolate flavoured rain a good or a bad thing?May 10, 2021 Episode artwork Bonus - What 11 year old Ria thought of the KidCoach questionsMay 06, 2021 Episode artwork #42 - Empathy - what would happen if everyone could read each other's minds?May 03, 2021 Episode artwork #41 - Communication - who would you want to go on a long car drive with and why?April 26, 2021 Episode artwork #40 - Leadership - how has your headteacher shown leadership at your school?April 19, 2021 Episode artwork Bonus - What Jay's mum thought of the KidCoach experienceApril 15, 2021 Episode artwork #39 - Creativity - what are 10 different things we could do with a sock?April 12, 2021 Episode artwork #38 - Communication - if you could stay up all night, what would you do?!April 05, 2021 Episode artwork Bonus - What children think of the KidCoach experienceApril 02, 2021 Episode artwork #37 - Interviews - tell me about your neighbourhood?March 29, 2021 Episode artwork #36 - Analytics - how would you go and make £100 by next month?March 22, 2021 Episode artwork Bonus - What 11 year old Maia thought of the KidCoach questionsMarch 15, 2021 Episode artwork #35 - Confidence - how would you give your friend a boost of confidenceMarch 08, 2021 Episode artwork Bonus - What Ria's mum thought the KidCoach experienceMarch 05, 2021 Episode artwork #34 - Mindfulness - how do you feel after taking ten deep breaths?March 01, 2021 Episode artwork Bonus - What Maia thought of the KidCoach conversationsFebruary 25, 2021 Episode artwork #33 - Communication - how do you play football?February 22, 2021 Episode artwork Bonus - What 11 year old Jay thought of the KidCoach questionsFebruary 18, 2021 Episode artwork #32 - Philosophy - if aliens land on Earth, are they exploring or invading?February 15, 2021 Episode artwork