50 Questions to Ask Your Child
Instead of “How Was Your Day?”
Now that we’re homeschooling, our lives have changed quite a bit.
For one, we’re deliberately trying to get out of the house more.
Mondays and Tuesdays are quite busy for us, with Ballet & Tap, and Tumbling in the morning, followed by Karate in the afternoon.
We’ve done this intentionally so that we can get our lessons out of the way to make room for more CAMPING near my husband’s job site Wednesday through Sunday (or whatever we choose).
It’s an unconventional life, but it works for us.
It’s a lot of fun.
But one challenge I’ve been noticing is getting Jessica to talk about her time away from me in lessons. She is developing friendships within her classes, but like most kids, she doesn’t want to talk about them a whole lot.
And I’m just sitting over here thinking “She’s only 4! How is it already like this?”
So, I came up with a list of questions to ask her besides “How was your day?” or “How was ______ lesson?”
Here are my favorites:
- Who did you stand next to in line? Did you introduce yourself to them?
- Did you learn anything new today?
- Was someone nice to you today? Can you tell me how?
- What made you happy today?
- Was anyone unkind to you today? What did you do?
- What was your favorite thing to happen today?
- Did you help anyone today?
- Did you cheer for (encourage) anyone today?
- What was your least favorite part of the day?
- Were there any new friends in your class today?
- Was anyone missing from class today?
- Were you brave today? How so?
- What are you looking forward to next week?
- Did you ask any questions today?
- Did anyone get in trouble today?
- If you could change one thing about today, what would it be?
- Are there any rules that are hard to follow.
- What do you hope to learn before classes end?
- What is your favorite part of class?
Homeschooling is finally getting into a rhythm! . Little Miss is still going to daycare 3 days a week until the end of August, but on Monday and Tuesday when we're home we've been diving into homeschool. . And although there were a few tears as she learned to respect mom as the teacher during school time, we're really in a pretty nice rhythm right now. . All told, kindergarten only takes about 45 minutes, she loves it, and then we move on with out day. . I did drop $110 on tumbling and dance for the fall today, but since we have a $200 monthly budget for lessons (necessary to get out of the house since she is an only child and homeschooled) that's well within the budget! . . . . . . . . #tchdebtjourney #debtfreecommunity #debtfreejourney #debtfreedom #debtsnowball #debtfreelivin #debtfreelife #debtfreeisthenewsexy #womenempowerwomen #frugal #frugalliving #femalepreneur #womeninbusiness #moneymindset #empowerbusiness #moremoney #wealthbuilding #networth #wealth #hustle #frugalwife #momtrepreneur #mompreneur #daveramsey #mortgagefree #moneytips #budgeting #livelikenooneelse #babystepscommunity
I’ve started asking her these questions after classes while she eats her snack. This gives her time to think about her answers (while she chews…she is not supposed to talk with food in her mouth), and gets me better answers.
Also, it fills the drive home, which is always a good thing.
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