The first day of school is upon us! How many times have you asked a child “What did you do at school today?”, only to get a response of “I don’t know.”? It can be tricky to get kiddos to volunteer info about their day. Here are 10 ideas to spark a conversation with children about school:
- What was the best part of your day?
- What was the hardest part of your day?
- Who did you play with?
- What did you eat?
- Where did you sit?
- What is something new that you learned?
- Who were you kind to? Who was kind to you?
- What happened that was funny?
- What are you looking forward to doing tomorrow?
- What did you do well today?
Here’s a tip! If your child has language deficits that make answering these questions challenging, consider asking the teacher to fill out a quick slip of paper with 3 talking points: “Something my child did. Something my child learned. Something my child did well.” Most teachers will be happy to jot down a word or two for each line, and this information could be used for all kinds of things- including your child’s speech therapy session that day. 🙂
We hope you all have a wonderful first week of school! We can’t wait to hear about!
-Elizabeth Clark McKenzie, MS, CCC-SLP