Designing kids programs. When considering designing a program for children, there are few things to keep in mind. First of all, a program needs to be carefully tailored to the skill or experience level of the participants. Children can very easily become overwhelmed and shut down if they feel like they can’t understand or usefully participate in an activity. But at the same time, if there’s no challenge or learning experience involved, they’ll quickly become bored and disengage. Another consideration when designing children’s programs is that of safety. While you can somewhat expect adults to take care of their own safety, you’ll need to be extra cautious with children, especially if it’s a physical activity they’re not familiar with. Safety should be a primary concern when designing any program for children.