10 Ways to Ask your Child "How was your day?"
Sometimes it can be a challenge for your child to tell you about his/her day. This might happen when you ask, “How was your day?” and they answer with one word, “good” or “fine.”
Here are some questions you can use to ask kids about their day. According to Scholastic, “The trick is to ask about things that are specific, but still open-ended. Try one of these conversation-starters:
1. Tell me about the best part of your day.
2. What was the hardest thing you had to do today?
3. Did any of your classmates do anything funny?
4. Tell me about what you read in class.
5. Who did you play with today? What did you play?
6. Do you think math [or any subject] is too easy or too hard?
7. What's the biggest difference between this year and last year?
8. What rules are different at school than our rules at home? Do you think they're fair?
9. Who did you sit with at lunch?
10. Can you show me something you learned (or did) today?
It's also great to start the conversation by answering one of the questions about your own day.