Try This When You’re Teaching Kids and You’ll Keep Their Attention

Leadership / Teaching Techniques //

One mistake I see people make when they are teaching kids is keeping their voice at the same level the entire lesson.

A good communicator with kids will vary his or her voice level throughout the lesson.  They will vary between loud, medium, and a faint whisper.

When you keep the same voice level the entire lesson (monotone), you begin to sound like Charlie Brown’s teacher.  When this happens, kids will tune you out.

To vary your voice level, you have to be intentional.  Identity parts of the lesson where you will whisper.  Identify parts of the lesson where you will be loud.  Identify parts of the lesson where you will maintain a normal tone.

Try it the next time you teach and watch the kids’ engagement improve.





About the Author

Dale Hudson is the Director of Children's Ministry at Christ Fellowship Church in South Florida. He has been in children's ministry for over 25 years. He was named one of the top 20 most influential people in children's ministry. He is the co-author of 5 books. He writes daily about his children's ministry journey at