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What to ask instead of "How was school?"

How was school today? Have you ever asked your child this and got "tiring", "ok", or "good" as a response? We have all been there. But no more! Our parents have put together a list of 30 questions that might help initiate deeper conversations with our children below. Try them today and let us know if it makes a difference!

  1. How are you feeling?

  2. What was the best and worst part of the day?

  3. What was the funniest part of the day?

  4. Was there a part of the day you wish was more exciting?

  5. Was there something that happened that you'd like to experience again?

  6. What do you feel proud of?

  7. What are you thankful for today?

  8. What surprised or amazed you today?

  9. What made you laugh today?

  10. What made you so tired today?

  11. Was there something that upset you today?

  12. What was the biggest challenge for you today?

  13. What was your biggest achievement today?

  14. Tell me one thing you learned today.

  15. What was a new word you heard today?

  16. What would be today's "colour"?

  17. Did you have an 'Aha' moment?

  18. How did you spend your free time or recess today?

  19. Do you know what any of your classmates, like XYZ, are planning to do during the upcoming school break?

  20. Did you get a chance to talk to XYZ friend about your thoughts on the camp/weekend/trip?

  21. Who did you play with today?

  22. With whom did you sit during lunch? Why?

  23. Did you hear any interesting news or stories about your classmates today?

  24. Was there a topic or subject in school today that you'd like to learn more about at home?

  25. Did you help someone, or did someone help you today? How?

  26. If you could be the teacher for one day, what would you teach your classmates? Why?

  27. If you had a magic wand, what's one thing you'd introduce or change about school?

  28. Did you try any new food today?

  29. Was there someone at school you helped, or who helped you today?

  30. What's something new you learned about a country or culture from a classmate?

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