Learning together……Learning multiplied

Two kids had chosen their goal as “Speaking new vocabulary” and they choose their topic as hindi for the same.

Both the kids were reading a hindi book. One child was reading what she knew and the other was reading what she knew.

I asked them what are your thoughts of you both reading the same book together? One of the child replied, I am getting to know new words when my partner is reading, because those are new words for me. And my peer is learning new words from me. Later they both were into their own work for sometimes. Again after a while the older child was reading a book to the younger one with a little drama.

I also asked the younger one, how was your experience, learning hindi with your peer. She replied, “ It was nice, she was helping me learn, what I didn’t know. I learnt new words today”.