50 Questions To Ask Your Kids Instead Of Asking “How Was Your Day”
Ever ask you child, how was your day and get a good, fine or a shrug of the shoulders? At All About Speech And Language, we hear that too, that is, until we decided to stop asking “how was your day?” It’s such an autopilot question, really, isn’t it? And kids can sense that. It’s the same as “how are you?” “Fine.” Nobody is actually engaging or actively thinking about the conversation.
So at ll About Speech And Language we decided to start asking different questions to see what the responses would be like. And although we expected an improvement, we weren’t prepared for just how different our post-school conversations would be.
- What made you smile today?
- Can you tell me an example of kindness you saw/showed?
- Was there an example of unkindness? How did you respond?
- Does everyone have a friend at recess?
- What was the book about that your teacher read?
- What’s the word of the week?
- Did anyone do anything silly to make you laugh?
- Did anyone cry?
- What did you do that was creative?
- What is the most popular game at recess?
- What was the best thing that happened today?
- Did you help anyone today?
- Did you tell anyone “thank you?”
- Who did you sit with at lunch?
- What made you laugh?
- Did you learn something you didn’t understand?
- Who inspired you today?
- What was the peak and the pit?
- What was your least favorite part of the day?
- Was anyone in your class gone today?
- Did you ever feel unsafe?
- What is something you heard that surprised you?
- What is something you saw that made you think?
- Who did you play with today?
Complete and submit the form below to access the full content.