Three Times Three

In Children for Health workshops we start teaching people about children’s participation using the memorable Three Times Three method.

The first of the Three Times Three are the key words that need to be linked to everything you are doing with the children and these are:

  • INTERESTING
  • RELEVANT
  • FUN

The second of the Three Times Three is the key dynamics which highlight the distinctions between teaching children at schools in a traditional way and working with children in a less formal way or in a less formal setting, for example a Children’s Club:

At School:

  • I Tell
  • I Teach
  • They Listen

At the Club:

  • We Talk
  • We Guide
  • We Listen

The third of the Three Times Three is the process we use to promote participation:

  • To Understand
  • To Act
  • To Reflect