We thought we’d share another video of “the Walk”.
In this video you’ll see 7 year-old Jackson playing along with us on “the Walk”. Though for this “Walk”, you’ll only see one youngster, Evan runs this same walk with large groups of young children at other events besides Chinuk night. Keep in mind, by learning language with WAYK, young Jackson is instantly becoming trilingual – English, Chinuk Wawa, and sign language (PSE). Pretty cool, if we do say so ourselves.
Children are sponges; in the beginning, they are a rambunctious “lunatic fringe”. In a sense, they are the best, non-helping (“angel on your shoulder”/”copycat”), “lunatic fringe” you will find. They’ll suck the language up, just because of the “obvious” “set-up”, and their innate learning ability. This is fine; no need to ‘force’ them to play along; let them “fringe” until they choose to step into the circle, like young Jackson here.