How often do we ask kids, “How was your day?” and hear, “Good,” as a response? You may ask, “How do we ask questions that warrant more than a one word response.
1. Ask the right questions. Asking your child specific questions will get you specific answers.
2. Keep the conversation flowing with follow-up comments and questions.
Here is a list of questions you can ask instead of how was your day:
What was the best part of your day?
What was the funniest thing you saw today?
What books did you read today?
What games did you play at recess?
Which kid in your class needed to be cheered up today?
What made you feel happy today?
What do you wish your teacher would have done differently today?
What do you wish you could have done at school today?
Who made you smile today?
What did you eat for lunch?
Did you give any compliments today?
What surprised you today?
Did you help a friend today? What happened?
What was the hardest part of your day? How did you deal with that?
What is something your teacher said today?
Did anyone in your class have a tough day? What happened?
How did you get to be a helper today?
Enjoy the conversation!