Questions to ask your child
As you tuck your child into bed for some shut-eye, take some time out to enjoy some pillow talk and let your child reflect in their own words by asking them thought-provoking questions. Here are some questions to ask your child that will encourage them to open up to you and pave way for future communication between you.
- What is something that you learned today?
- What made you smile today?
- Did anything make you upset today?
- Who did you play with today?
- What is your favourite toy?
- Who is your favourite teacher?
- Who is your best friend in class?
- What is your favourite thing about your best friend?
- What is your favourite part of the day at nursery/school?
- What would you like to do together tomorrow?
- What would you like to dream about tonight?
- Who is your hero? Why?
The more your child opens up, the better. Asking thought-provoking questions builds a sense of security by letting them know you care and you are there to listen to what they have to say. It also teaches your child how to express themselves and how to communicate. It encourages them to open up to you and talk to you and will, hopefully, encourage them to open up to you in the future when they face challenging situations and when they want to share good news.