15 questions to ask your kids after school (that you might actually get an answer to!)

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.

It’s worth noting though, after a super busy jam-packed day at school, children naturally struggle to draw out pieces of their day – so make sure to stay patient and allow your child time to respond to your question! 

You should also try to ask questions that may relate to your child’s day – 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. And if they’re seeming quiet or down,  asking your child about things they did that made them feel proud of themselves is great for building up their confidence and self-esteem.

These are great opportunities 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.

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?

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?

7. What books did you read today?

8. What was your favourite lesson today?

9. What emotions did you feel today?

10. What was the best thing you learnt today?

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

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?

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