Build rapport

“What’s that on your shirt? Is that from your favorite movie?”

“What do you like to play at home?”

“If your chair could fly anywhere in the world right now, where would you want it to take you?”

Why this technique
Spending a lot of time on rapport building is crucial to getting feedback from kids because they will be more comfortable and more likely to share their thoughts during the session. Kids love talking about themselves and things they like—it’s an area in which they’re experts! Questions like these will warm them up to talk, and they won’t worry about being wrong or pleasing you with their answers. It’ll especially help break the ice if you share your silly and imaginative answers too! 

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