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Pediatric Health

Communicating with Children

Communicating with Children


All of the principles on this page apply to children as well, but here are some additional tips for communicating with this population.

  • Be age appropriate
    Find out your audience's typical reading level as well as the level of conceptual difficulty they can handle. Consider the appropriate image to text ratio.
  • Incorporate audience participation into any learning activity, even if you cannot directly interact with your audience.
  • Address the whole child in your learning activities
    Compartmentalizing is not a strong skill for most children; therefore consider any physical, emotional, social, and cognitive needs that may be present and incorporate them into your approach.
  • Use positive messages that focus on strengths.
    Let children imagine what they can be, not what they shouldn't be. This includes using images that let children see themselves in positive ways.

(adapted from UNICEF's Communicating with Children)


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