Conversation-starters to ask your kids about school

It’s afternoon tea time, school uniforms are still on and food is being passed to hungry children. Or perhaps it’s evening and you’ve just arrived home, eager to hear about their day before they drift off to sleep. Here are some great questions that will get more than just ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ answers.

  • What is your favourite thing that happened today?
  • What made you laugh today?
  • What are the names of the four kids who sit nearest to you in class?
  • Was anyone away today? Did that make the day different?
  • What was something new you read today?
  • Did your teacher teach something you already knew? What was it?
  • What were the other kids eating for lunch?
  • What did you talk about at morning tea?
  • How did you help somebody today?
  • How did somebody help you today?


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