I don’t know about your kid but mine LOVES being asked questions, maybe it’s just because he loves talking so much? Who knows. But ever since he was little, or at least since he started talking, he’s always wanted me to ask him questions and he often asks random ones back.
His favourite questions are
“did you have a good sleep?”
“so, how was your day?”
“Have you had a good day?”
“What was your favourite part of today”
but they can start from the morning and be asked at any point of the day in any order.
The other day at 8am he asked me how my day was going. Um… I think my brain is still asleep I’ll get back to you after my coffee 😛
My mom used to get so annoyed with us when she would ask us “how was your day” when she got home and all we did was the ‘go-to’ shoulder shrug followed by “I don’t know” or “it was okay”.
If, like my mom, you get frustrated with a shoulder shrug or non committal answer I have a few questions you can use that “demand” a more elaborate answer and if you’re in my boat then these might help keep you sane by adding some variety 😉
- What made you smile today?
- Did anyone do anything silly to make you laugh?
- What did you do that was creative?
- What was the best thing that happened today?
- Did you help anyone today?
- What is happening in your favourite show at the moment?
- Did you learn something you didn’t understand?
- Who inspired you today?
- What was your least favourite part of the day?
- What is something you heard that surprised you?
- What is something you saw that made you think?
- Who did you play with today?
- Tell me something you know today that you didn’t know yesterday.
- What is something that challenged you?
- How were you brave today?
- Tell us your top two things from the day that you are grateful for (before you may be excused from the dinner table).
- What are you looking forward to tomorrow?
- What are you reading?
- What was the hardest rule to follow today?
- Teach me something I don’t know.
- If you could change one thing about your day, what would it be?
- Did you learn any new words today?
You don’t have to ask them all in one sitting, but if you’re a family that sits around a table or even if you’re just cooking together, it’s amazing what conversations just one of these questions can spark 🙂