The backpacks are set and lunches are packed. We have our back-to-school memories captured and documented. But what about learning in the classroom, recess time on the playground and those field trips that your little one may not remember now, but will cherish in the feature? Now is the time to document these precious moments. I would recommend you to make this school year one to remember!
When your child comes home on the first few days of school or throughout the school year you may have lots of questions for her. What about if you start keeping a weekly journal of questions you may want to ask your child during the school year? Or, you can help your child to write a short journal entry about what they did at school. Don't forget to take a photo each week to accompany their journal entries.
To help you started, I have got 15 sample questions you would be interested to use as conversation starters with your children. You can expand your list of questions depending on a number of school weeks per year. Please, keep in mind that:
- asking open-ended questions will keep a conversation going;
- often kids are not specific, so you have to ask for specific information when you want it;
- try not to help them out with their answers, as sometimes they can follow your direction and you won't be able to receive their true, honest and one-of-a-kind answers;
- positive questions, such as "describe your perfect school day?", help encourage more conversation.
Enjoy your conversations and trust me, your children will thank you for this in the feature!