When the question “How are you at school?” from her first-grader daughter, Lisa received the standard answer “Normal”, she thought: what if it’s not indifference to her mother? She asks a boring question and gets a boring answer. Then, together with her friend, the mother compiled a list of 25 questions, answering which the children enthusiastically and in great detail began to tell their parents about school life, new knowledge and personal experiences.
The list turned out like this:
- What is the best thing that happened at school today? And the worst?
- Tell me what made you laugh today.
- Who would you like to sit in class with? Who wouldn’t you like to be with? Why?
- Where is the coldest place in school?
- What’s the strangest word you’ve heard today?
- If I met your class teacher today, what would she tell me about you?
- How did you help someone today?
- How did someone help you today?
- What new did you learn today?
- What was your happiest moment today?
- When were you bored today?
- If a spaceship flew into the classroom and the aliens asked you who to take with you, whose name would you say?
- Which unfamiliar child would you like to play with?
- Tell me something good about what happened today.
- What word did the teacher say most often today?
- What knowledge and skills do you lack at school?
- What would you like to study more at school? What about less?
- Who in your class could be more polite?
- What do you do during recess?
- Who is the funniest in your class and why?
- What was for lunch today?
- If you were a teacher tomorrow, what would you teach?
- Which classmate studies too much?
- Who in class would you trade places with and why?
- Did you use a pencil today and for what?
These are not all the questions that can stir up and interest the child. Everyone can have their own list, the main thing is a lively interest and a little imagination.
What questions do you like the most?