I can recommend that other parents use the Dialoogle cards when communicating with their children in order to get a better sense of what goes on in those young minds.
It’s a good way for the students to start reflecting and sharing their thoughts – and everybody gets a chance to be heard. Expectations are usually very different.
It is amusing to see how perceptive young people are at that age, and how differently the picture cards can be interpreted. The motives are not superficial or straightforward.
With a picture card in your hand, you do what the psychologists call externalizing. That means that you push something outside.
The trainees are surprised how effectively the images provide new insight and facilitate the handling of issues and situations that they would otherwise find sensitive and difficult.
The motives challenge the imagination and the cards themselves are so delicate to have in your hands that you take good care of them. That is an advantage when you are dealing with children.
When teaching language at a higher level, it will be natural to let the students talk to each other in the foreign language from the cards.
The questions are important because they control the process. The Dialoogle cards are important because they remove the inherent barriers that exist in our way of thinking and our vocabulary and motivate us.
The picture cards stimulate idea development and help the children to put words to their ideas.
The use of picture cards resulted in a dynamic interaction between the boys and helped them understand the conflict.