“Did you have fun at day care?”
“Did you learn anything new?”
“Are you hungry for dinner?”
Many parents can probably relate to getting these one-word answers from their children. So how do we get our children to open up and have more meaningful conversations? Here is a list of 20 open-ended questions to ask your children in the car, at the dinner table, or anytime you want to get them talking.
- What do you want to be when you grow up?
- What is your favorite place in the world?
- What makes you happy?
- If you opened a store, what would you sell?
- If you could be any animal, what kind would you be?
- What would you do if you made the rules at home?
- What is the ickiest thing you’ve ever eaten?
- If you could have any superpower, what would you have?
- What is your favorite thing to do?
- What is your favorite food?
- How would you describe a perfect day for yourself?
- What do you think you are good at?
- If you had to live with a cartoon character, who would you pick?
- How would you describe your family?
- What is something you’d like to learn how to do?
- What would you do with $1,000?
- Which holiday do you like the most and why?
- What is something that makes you laugh?
- Why is the sky blue?
- What made you smile today?
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