Updated: Jun 15, 2020
We know what all your children or elderly loved ones have been speaking about since their Bundle Breaks: their fantastic instructors. We know you want to know more - who possesses the knowledge and skills to entertain AND educate your child simultaneously? Here’s your chance - we sat down with three of our incredible Bundlists and asked them the important questions you'd want to know.
Why are you a Bundlist?
Meredith: It has been really meaningful knowing that parents can have a much-deserved break during stressful times, participate in a meeting or work call, or just relax while knowing that their children are engaged in an exciting, educational activity.
Steven: I wanted to help out families during these hard times and I also just love teaching kids fun experiments!
Avigail: I really enjoy encouraging kids' curiosity and watching their joy of discovery as they learn new things about the world or themselves.
What’s your favorite part of the Bundle Break?
Meredith: At the end of the lesson, when the child enthusiastically exclaims their favorite part of the lesson!
Steven: My favorite part is the evolution of the meetings with the kids. We start as complete strangers and build a “friendship” through a lesson and at the end we both know a little bit more about each other.
Avigail: My favorite part of the job is that I get to build a new relationship, however short-lived, with the participant, and I usually come out of the experience learning something new as well.
What is your favorite lesson to teach?
Meredith: La Belle France, gotta love those origami croissants!
Steven: La Belle France
Avigail: Catapult Craziness, which is an engineering-based module in which we explore some of the history and physics behind catapults before constructing working models of our own out of spoons, rubber bands, and popsicle sticks.
What have been your funniest or most memorable moment?
Meredith: A picture I showed the child was similar to photographs her grandfather had taken so she began showing me his book of photographs and I felt like our roles reversed — I was suddenly the student!
Steven: I was doing the Sock Bunny lesson and the kid was totally not into bunnies and absolutely wanted a sock dinosaur and I had no clue how to make one. Fortunately, I managed to bring him back to bunnies.
Avigail: When the mother of the two brothers I was working with tried to teach her sons good manners by encouraging them to ask about my own background at the end of our session! It was sweet to respond to the boys as their mother gave them ideas of questions to ask me.
We know people hate this question but tell us a fun fact about you!
Meredith: One of my new favorite activities during quarantining has been scrapbooking!
Steven: I am from Casablanca, Morocco and I speak fluently French and Arabic.
Avigail: My friends consider me to be a pretty level-headed person, but I also love adventures like parasailing or bungee jumping.