With the exciting start to the school year, parents are eager to hear how their child/ren are enjoying their new classrooms and what adventures they are embarking on each day. Unfortunately, getting a young child to express any of these thoughts and feelings at the end of a long day can be like pulling teeth. How often have you experienced the following situation?
Parent: “How was your day at school?”
Child: “Good.” or “Fine.”
Parent: “What did you do?”
Child: “Nothing.” or “I don’t remember.”
End of conversation.
Next time your child comes home from school, try some of the phrases below and see how the conversation flourishes!
#1. What was the best thing that happened at school today?
#2. Tell me something that made you laugh today.
#3. If you could choose, who would you like to sit by in class?
#4. Where is the coolest place at the school?
#5. Tell me a silly word that you heard today.
#6. If I called your teacher tonight what would she tell me about you?
#7. How did you help somebody today?
#8. How did somebody help you today?
#9. Tell me one thing that you learned today.
#10. When were you the happiest today?
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