Conversation Starters for Preschoolers

It’s a guy thing. Here’s the routine:

“How was school today?”


“So, what happened at school?”


Maddening! Anyway, I discovered an article today on the Scholastic website for parents which lists 10 questions to ask a child. You would think that having a conversation with your own child should be the most natural thing in the world. But I’ll be the first to admit I could use some help! Here they are:

  1. Tell me about the best part of your day.
  2. What was the hardest thing you had to do today?
  3. Did any of your classmates do anything funny?
  4. Tell me about what you read in class.
  5. Who did you play with today? What did you play?
  6. Do you think math [or any subject] is too easy or too hard?
  7. What’s the biggest difference between this year and last year?
  8. What rules are different at school than our rules at home? Do you think they’re fair?
  9. Who did you sit with at lunch?
  10. Can you show me something you learned (or did) today?

Incidentally, the website has a lot of other useful information too. Worth checking out.


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