Top Tips
The process is more important than the end product

Try not to get too hung up on getting as much information as possible from the children. The main thing is that they are enjoying themselves, learning new skills, growing in confidence and feeling valued. Putting pressure on the children taking part to 'produce' something by the end of the session will not be effective in making the most of the session. With this in mind, try and ensure that you have enough sessions or time in each individual session as you will often need more time with the children than you first anticipate.

Don't try and push the children for more information than they are willing to give. This will make it less enjoyable for the children and will undermine the empowerment principles of involving children in decision making processes. Simply value and make the most of the information the children give you.

Respect any child's right not to participate in the activity.