Have you been asking your child everyday “how was school?” and getting the response “good” or “can’t remember”?

Here are ten great questions you can ask your child which will get them talking and give you more insight into their day.

  1. What was the best and worst part of your day?
  2. What did you do in Science today (art, music etc.)?
  3. What subject did you enjoy the most today? Why?
  4. Who made you smile today?
  5. What was the funniest thing that happened today?
  6. Did you find anything hard today?
  7. What games did you play at lunch/recess?
  8. What did you learn today?
  9. What’s the nicest thing you did for someone today?
  10. What are looking forward to tomorrow?

All of these questions are great conversation starters to help give you more information about your child’s day. Don’t ask every question everyday, just pick one or two and make sure you lead by example and get them to ask you questions too.

A cute little way to get the family involved is to place all of the above questions into a box and ask everyone to pick one or two at dinner time, they then get to share the answer with everyone.

How do you get your kids sharing? Any tips? SHARE with us in the comments below.

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  • Your kids are either talkers or clams – so very hard to understand the clams. However, if the clams change their mannerisms it’s easier to see than the talkers.


  • My son has always been a talker. As soon as he gets in the car after school he downloads. He’s now 16 and this has not changed.


  • Great questions for primary school kids. Good to focus on open questions indeed !


  • Find the perfect time to ask them- straight after school they probably won’t let you know. I wait til bedtime when my son is relaxed and can listen to what I’m asking!


  • We do this at the dinner table. Instead of what happened in their day they tell me things like what was the best thing. What was the most challenging. etc. Great idea as it is a casual chat.


  • Some fantastic tips here, some of them I already ask my kids.


  • some fantastic tips here


  • Some great questions to ask – this year my twins are in separate classes and I am able to learn a lot as they compare their days in the back of the car as we drive home!

    • this is the first year my twins are in separate classes too. Hard times for us parents but they are coping very well and do ‘hang out’ at lunch and recess times. Mine are in grade 3.


  • We always ask what was the best thing about your day at dinner think I am going to have add some of these questions to the mix. Thanks


  • Such great questions to ask.
    i found my son likes to sit in silence for the first 5 min of the drive. his brain is so over worked he just wants that time to chill. then he will start talking and we have a wonderful chat.

    i truly treasure my time in the car to talk to he kids as i work nights. so its special to hear about their day and the things they liked and didn’t like


  • yes good questions to promote conversation.


  • A great article to connect with your kids!


  • I think it is important generally to be involved and touch base with them.


  • I love these. I do ask a few but I will be using all of these from now on. I love hearing about my kids days but they just say it was good but they dont elaborate.


  • There are some really great questions here to get kids to open up a bit.
    I’d like to try some of these with my tween sister who is very difficult to communicate with at the moment.
    There are also some great questions to ask even for the younger ones who are still at home so they don’t feel excluded.
    Thanks for sharing.


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