Have you ever wanted to know what happened at school, but can’t seem to find the right questions to ask to get the conversation going with your child? Here are some questions that will get the conversation going…
Going Beyond “How was your day?”
How To Have A Meaningful Conversation With Your Child
Questions to ask your child after school to get a meaningful conversation started:
- What was the best thing that happened at school today?
- What was the worst thing that happened at school today?
- What was the hardest thing you had to do today?
- Tell me something that made you laugh today.
- Tell me about what you read in class today.
- If you could choose, who would you like to spend more time with at school? Why?
- What’s the biggest difference between this year and last year?
- Who did you sit by at lunch? What did you talk about?
- Show me something you learned today?
- What part of the school day is your favorite?
- Tell me the names of 3 special people at school.
- What was the most interesting or funny thing that your teacher said today?
- What class rules does your teacher say are important?
- Tell me one interesting fact about your teacher.
- What’s your favorite time of day at school?
- What are you looking forward to at school tomorrow?
- Did you get frustrated with anything at school today?
- Were you able to finish all of your work today?
- Tell me about a new word you learned at school.
- If I called your teacher tonight, what would she/he tell me about you?
I hope this helps you have a meaningful conversation with your child. I know how hard it can be to get little people to start talking about their day at school… With these questions at your side, this should get the conversation going a LOT faster.