Do you remember to always ask the child the same thing when he comes home after school: “How was school?” ..Or something like that.
And that the child answers “nice” or “fun” with little interest.
This is not a direct question to arouse the child’s interest in sharing his or her experience at school, as the question is boringly open and unexciting.
Sara Goldstein wrote thirty new ideas for questions to spark the child’s interest in chatting about the day.
- What did you get to eat for lunch?
- Did you see anyone drill their nose?
- What did you play with during your free time?
- What was the funniest thing that happened today?
- Was anyone very kind to you today?
- Were you kind to anyone today?
- Who made you smile today?
- Which of your teachers do you think is most likely to survive a zombie invasion? Why?
- What did you learn today?
- Who brought the most delicious lunch today? What was that?
- What challenges did you face today?
- If school was fun, what equipment would you go to? Why?
- What rating do you give today between 1 and 10? Why?
- If one of your classmates could be a teacher for a day, who would he be? Why?
- If you could be a teacher for one day, what would you teach your class?