Thursday, September 10, 2015

10 Ways to Ask Your Child "How Was School Today?"

Kids seem tired of hearing "how was your day?" With my kiddos, I'm sure of it! When I ask them "how was school", I always get the same answer: "gooood." To which I follow-up with "what does good mean?" Then they may elaborate, but usually, I'm left wanting more!

Here's the run down on some alternative questions that just might get you (and me) the answers we want:

1. Tell me the funnest thing you did today? How about you show me why it made you laugh?
2. Did anyone make you laugh today? How and why?
3. What was your favorite assignment/project today?
4. If you were in charge, how would you have taught one of today's lessons?
5. What's the funniest thing you heard today?
6. What was one challenge you had in school today?
7. Want to role-play what you did during recess?
8. Did you learn something new today... Can you teach me what that was?
9. How did you make someone at school feel good today?
10. Anything surprise you about your time at school? 

Of course these are a simple spin on the same old question, but spinning around your same daily question just might get you more info. Plus, I love the idea of having your child role play, talk about challenges and repeat fun and funny moment with specific examples.

What's your go-to after school question?

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