It’s a situation familiar to parents everywhere… “How was your day?” “Fine.” Finding out details about your child’s day can sometimes feel near impossible. But don’t worry, we have put together a list of alternative questions, based on the Koru Ethos, that you (fingers crossed!) might get an answer to.

1. What was the funniest thing that happened at school today?

2. What was the kindest thing you did today?

3. What are you grateful for today?

Encouraging your kids to practice gratitude is a great way to improve their wellbeing. Not just right now— it sets them up for the long term.

4. What did you do outside today?

5. Who did you play with today? What did you play?

6. What was the hardest thing you had to do today?

Asking your child about things they struggled with can help them decompress after a long day at school and encourage them to express their emotions, rather than bottling things up.

7. What books did you read today?

8. What was your favourite lesson today?

9. What emotions did you feel today?

This is a great opportunity for you to talk to your child honestly about any emotions you felt throughout your day too. This will help them expand their emotional vocabulary and provide them with a template for talking about trickier feelings.

10. What was the best thing you learnt today?

11. What did you do today that made you feel most proud?

Asking your child about things they did that made them feel proud of themselves is great for building up their confidence and self-esteem.

12. What are you most looking forward to doing tomorrow at school?

13. What made you smile today?

14. What questions did you ask your teacher today?

15. What part of the day made you feel happiest today?