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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