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October 29, 2015

School Days ideas from C&FD: question ideas from a speech therapist

The lobby board at the Midtown office of Child and Family Development is full of good ideas related to school- aged kids.
Our speech therapy team contributed a list of questions to ask your child to open a dialogue. They suggest engaging your child with open-ended questions or requests about specific parts of the day.  Here are some examples: 
  • Tell me about the best part of your day.
  • What was the hardest things you had to do today?
  • Did any of your classmates do something funny?
  • Tell me about what you read in class.
  • Who did you play with? What did you do?
  • Do you think math (or any subject) is too easy or too hard?
  • What’s the biggest difference between this year and last year? 
  • What’s the biggest difference at school than our rules at home? Do you think they’re fair? 
  • Who did you sit with at lunch?
  • Show me something you learned today. 

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