Get real answers to “How was your day?”
Have you ever tried to get information about your child’s day, but always seem to hear the same one word response, such as, “nothing”, “fine”, or “good”? If so, then maybe you can try some of these basic questions to get your child thinking about their day. Once you get on a roll, your child will start anticipating your questions, and will have more elaborate responses ready for you. Here are some examples of conversation starters:
- What project did you work on today?
- What did you do at Circle Time?
- What did you do at free play?
- Who did you play with the most today?
- What was the funniest thing that happened today?
- Did anyone do anything super nice to/for you?
- What was the nicest thing you did for someone else?
- Who made you smile today?
- What is something new that you learned today?
- What was the hardest thing for you today?
- If you had a chance to be the teacher tomorrow, what would you teach the class?
- Did anyone push your buttons? (this could be a good conversation about what this means)
- Who do you want to make friends with but haven’t yet? Why not?
- Who do you want to have a playdate with?
- What is your classroom’s most important rule?
- What is the most popular thing to do at outside time?
- Tell me something you learned about a friend today.
- What is one thing you did today that was helpful?
- When did you feel most proud of yourself today? Why?
- What rule was the hardest to follow today?
- Which area in your school is the most fun? Why?
- Which playground do you like best?
- What is your favorite thing to do outside?
- What do you wish there was more of at school?
Who did you sit with at lunch bunch?
Did you see anything in someone’s lunch box that you would want to eat? (or that you would want in your lunch box?)