We all have been on the receiving end of a closed answers such as ‘OK’, ‘Fine’ and ‘Good’ when asking our little ones the questions ‘How was Your Day?’.
We want to say goodbye to ‘OK’ and hello to deeper and more meaningful conversations!
Encouraging and cultivating emotional intelligence with your child will help them to create healthy ways of communicating and expressing themselves as they grow and change.
Here is a list of questions to get you started:
- What was the best part of your day?
- Is there anything that made you worry today?
- Did you receive any good news today?
- What are you grateful for today?
- What songs did you listen to today?
- Did you read anything interesting today?
- What’s the best conversation you had today?
- What are you most proud of today?
- What made you laugh today?
- Who inspired you today?
- What did you learn today that you didn’t know yesterday?
- What is something that challenged you today?
- Tell us your top three things from the day
- If you could change one thing about your day, what would it be?
- What was your first thought when you woke up today?
- What do you want to accomplish by your next birthday?
- If you could be famous for one thing, what would it be?
- What’s the best thing about your life?
- What makes you feel loved?
- What will you be doing in 10 years?
- If you could only eat one food for the next month, what would it be?
- If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
- What are you most proud of?
- Tell us three ways to describe yourself
- What do you worry about the most?
- What’s something you’re looking forward to?
- When do you feel happiest?
- Tell me a joke I don’t know
- What is one thing you want to learn how to do?
- What’s your favourite thing to do as a family?
- What’s your favourite thing to do with your friends?
- What’s the funniest thing somebody did or said today?
- Twenty years from now, where do you think you’ll live?
- If you could learn any language, which language would you choose?
- Which country would you like to live, if you could live anywhere in the world?
We hope these questions help to encourage your little ones to get in touch with their emotions, share their feelings are create healthy emotional strategies that will serve them well into the future.