Short and sweet

Aim for playtest activities to be no more than 20-30 minutes, especially for younger kids. Don’t overpack the session and include buffer time for any necessary breaks such as for water and the bathroom. 

Why this technique
Many young children won’t be able to pay attention during long stretches of activities, so planning for shorter engagement will ensure you get the insights you need from the session.

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